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Architectural Guidelines Available for Review

nStaff Report

Proposed changes to Oakmont’s architectural guidelines are available for viewing in the Berger Center and on the OVA website (www. Changes include the addition of artificial plants to be prohibited from front yard landscaping and defining vehicle storage as any inoperable vehicle parked in a driveway for four consecutive days. Proposed changes are highlighted in red. The guidelines are up for review and comment until May 20. They are expected to go before the OVA Board for approval at its June meeting. Comments can be E-mailed to the Architectural Administrator, Mary Patricia, at Mary@oakmont Comments also may be dropped off in the office at 6575 Oakmont Drive, Room 9.

Gorin Asks Oakmont To Support Measure A

nJackie Reinhardt

A one-quarter cent sales tax increase measure, headed for a special election on June 2, drew only a dozen people to the Berger Center April 26 to meet with Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin and Jason Nutt, Santa Rosa Transportation and Public Works Director. The meeting was called by Gorin to discuss efforts to upgrade roadways in Sonoma County and to rally See gorin on page 3

It’s 25 mph Folks!

Coffee Cart Set to Debut at CAC in Late May

nJackie Reinhardt

Oakmont will soon have a place where people can gather and enjoy gourmet coffee and homemade pastries as part of a 90-day pilot project approved by the OVA Board of Directors. Melissa Lepley-Schurtz, an Oakmont resident with 30 years’ experience as a pastry chef, plans to open The Good News Café in the patio of the Central Activities Center (CAC) when the permit process is completed in late May. Hours will be from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday Melissa Lepley-Schurtz through Friday. (photo by Michael If the coffee cart business Reinhardt) is successful, she hopes to expand her hours and add sandwiches and salads as well as teas, such as orange hibiscus and lavender lime. “My coffee will cost a little more than McDonald’s, but it will be 1,000 percent better,” Lepley-Schurtz said. “Pastries I do are flavorful and not overly sweet,” she added in an interview. Among the choices will be apricot pecan scones, apple oat bran muffins, and high protein bars as well as gluten free and vegan options. She will be using organic butter, flour and eggs. Describing herself as a “micro entrepreneur,” LepleySchurtz owned a catering and wedding cake business in Mendocino County and was the pastry chef at the Country Gardens Grill in Fort Bragg. She also worked for Mendocino Jams and Jellies for 10 years. “There is no place in Oakmont for people to get together and just have coffee,” she said. “There is so much underutilized space at the CAC. It will be a nice place to gather.”

Music on the Greens is May 31

nStaff Report

Board members joined OVA Manager Cassie Turner and Assistant Manager Cathy Dougherty donning reflective vests with the legend “SLOW DOWN, 25 MPH” at a May 8 board workshop. Turner offered the vests to residents to support a campaign to get motorists on Oakmont Drive to stick to the speed limit. “I’m hoping people will wear them and it will help,” she said. Several people at the meeting decried speeding on the street. Turner said the city expects to return a “Your Speed Is” trailer to Oakmont Drive east of Valley Oak sometime in June. More photos at oakmont-news. (Photo by Marty Thompson)

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The popular day of music, food and games on the Oakmont Golf Club driving range is back, scheduled the afternoon of Sunday, May 31. Food and games time starts at 3 p.m., with “The Back Pages” 60s rock band performing at 4 p.m. There will be food stations and a full bar. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. No charge, but please RSVP the numbers in the detailed flyer inside, on page 15.


May 15, 2015 • Volume 53, Number 10

Measuring the Sound of Pickleball

Michael Thill, Acoustics principal with Illingworth and Rodkin Inc., began testing for a study on pickleball noise levels at the proposed sport court site behind the Central Pool. Here he sets up during an April 29 pickleball game at the East Rec. courts to gather data. The study was expected to be completed within two weeks. Visual affects tests also were planned. Both were required by the city. (Photo by Jackie Ryan)

New OVA Office Costs Detailed

nJim Brewer

Oakmont’s Board of Directors appears ready to authorize spending as much as $250,000 in remodeling and moving costs for the new OVA office in the Benson Building on Laurel Leaf Place. At its workshop executive session May 8 the board gave conceptual approval to a contract with Santa Rosa Contractor Deeton and Stanley that would bring the new space into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and move office supplies and equipment to the new location, hopefully by the end of summer. Board President Frank Batchelor said that while the cost may seem considerable, it will be offset by savings in rental and other costs that could total $138,000 over ten years. He said he expects negotiations prior to final contract approval will reduce the initial costs to just over $230,000. The board has already signed a five-year lease for the space. The board is expected to discuss the contract at its May 19 meeting. Also on the agenda will be a drought-related proposal for removing the lawns at both entrances to Oakmont and much of the lawn area behind the Berger Center. Eleanor Brodnansky, chair of Landscape Improvement Committee, told the board that some of the cost could be paid by the city as part of its cash for grass program. She said lawn areas at the Oakmont Drive and Pythian Road entrances could be replaced by horizontally-growing cotoneaster for about $4,000. Estimates were not yet available for lawn removal and mulching all but a 20-foot strip of lawn behind the Berger. Board member Herm Herman said he agreed with preserving a green strip along Oakmont Drive. “Drought or no drought I hate to see us eliminate all the grass in Oakmont,” he said.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

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The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015 CAN’T ATTEND A BOARD MEETING? Watch it online at Board meetings will be available the day after the meeting. Also, check out past videos.

Volunteer Opportunities

Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings

nSusan Millar

Oakmont Community Development Committee (OCDC)

nOVA Administration

The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings.

MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board OVA Board Workshop

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Tues. Monthly 2 PM Ste. 6 3rd Tues. Monthly 1–3 PM Berger Center 1st Tues. Monthly 3–5 PM East Rec.

COMMITTEES Communications (CC) / Community Development (OCDC) / Finance (FC) / Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings Quarterly Meetings LOMAA Workshop Long-Range Planning (LRP) / Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) OEPC Board OEPC Community Meeting

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Mon. Monthly 9–11 AM Rm. B 2nd Thurs. Monthly 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 4th Thurs. Monthly 2–3:30 PM Rm. B 1st Tues. Monthly 10 AM–12 Noon Rm. G 1st Mon. Monthly 1st Wed. (March, Sept., Dec.) 2nd Thurs. (June) 4th Tues. Monthly

12 Noon 7 PM 9 AM 10 AM–12 Noon

Rm. B West Rec. West Rec. East Conf. Rm.

1st Thurs. Monthly 3rd Thurs. (Jan., May, Sept.)

2 PM 2 PM

Rm. B Berger Center

A quorum of OVA Board of Directors may be present at these meetings. *It is sometimes necessary to change meeting locations and/or dates and times. Please check the Rec. Center bulletin boards for written notice of change or call the OVA office prior to scheduled meetings for confirmation.

Locations Room B is in the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Room D is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, right side of stage. Room G is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, lobby across from rest rooms.


League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations nJohn Renwick

LOMAA ANNUAL WORKSHOP Thursday, JUNE 11, 9 am berger center

The subject this year is “Reserves: Planning the Money.” Reservations are not required—be there! The LOMAA Handbook will be updated, so be sure

to bring your association’s book. Board Nominating Committee 2015 (chair and board members) will hold a short meeting immediately following the workshop. Next Board Meeting: Monday, June 1, 12 noon, Room B

WHY DRIVE INTO DOWNTOWN SANTA ROSA FOR PHYSIC AL THERAPY? Many patients in need of physical therapy don’t realize they can go to the physical therapy clinic of their choice. Similar to receiving a prescription from your doctor for medication, lab work or x-rays, you can take that prescription to any physical therapy facility you choose.

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• Look at the clinic surrounding; is the clinic comfortable and clean, are there private rooms for evaluation examination? • Evaluate the staff, including the person at the front desk. Are they friendly and concerned or do they make you feel like a number? Look for a clinic that has therapists with advanced degrees and certifications. • Do you have to wait long for the initial appointment? Many physical therapy clinics are busy, but you should be able to receive your initial evaluation within 2–3 days. You want a clinic that is concerned about customer service. • Consumers should monitor results. When you receive physical therapy you should see some improvement within 4-6 visits. If not, the therapist should re-evaluate the treatment. • You should only receive physical therapy from licensed Physical Therapists. There are some physical therapy and chiropractic clinics that provide physical therapy by in-house trained aides. These individuals do not have the expertise to perform physical therapy.

Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (OSPT) opened its Santa Rosa office in 1989

and our Oakmont office in 2002. We are a locally owned and operated physical therapy clinic. We are not corporate or physician owned. This is important because with no corporate involvement, we can change policy to the satisfaction of each patient. With no physician ownership, there is no conflict or possible “referral for profit” situation.

If you would like more information about physical therapy or have questions about whether physical therapy may help you, please call our Oakmont office at 539-5256.

The Oakmont Community Development Committee is looking for qualified residents to join the OCDC. We need members who are somewhat experienced in city and county organization, are able to attend meetings outside of Oakmont, or are willing and adept at taking minutes. Please send your resume to Susan Millar,, or leave it in the OCDC folder in the office cart. nJason Wilkenfeld

Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC)

The Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) is soliciting applications from Oakmonters interested in joining the committee to fill two current vacancies. The duties include monthly meeting attendance, participating in the creation of a long range plan for Oakmont and any special studies that the OVA Board charters the LRPC to execute. Interested parties should send a resume and an expression of how you can contribute to the work of the LRPC to Jason Wilkenfeld (jwilkenfeld@comcast. net). Interviews with interested candidates will be scheduled at a time of mutual convenience. Candidates will be selected on the basis of the material sent, interview, discussion and vote by the current LRPC members, and approval by the OVA Board.


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support for Measure A, which is expected to go for road repairs. The measure requires only a simple majority for approval since revenues would go into the general fund. It is expected to raise more than $100 million over the five years it would be in effect. General tax revenues support essential services such as public safety, road repairs and public transit within the nine cities and unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. Gorin said the supervisors chose not to ask for a more specific tax since that would have required approval by two-thirds of those voting. “That is hard to pass and we can’t afford to wait,” she said of the vast array of roads in need of repair. “We are asking voters to trust us.” Oakmont resident Juanita Roland asked what assurance voters have that the funds would be spent for road repairs. Gorin said an audit and public reporting of expenditures are required annually. She also noted Santa Rosa would get the lion’s share of money going to cities. This spring the Board of Supervisors approved a two-year work plan that recommended repairs on Los Alamos Road, Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa Avenue, Piner Road, West Avenue, Sebastopol Road and Hall Road at a cost of $3,975,000 over the next few years. Oakmont Drive is not on the list of priority projects, but Nutt said it could be prioritized in the future if it met the criteria. If passed, Measure A would raise the sales tax rate to 8.5% in unincorporated Sonoma County and 9% in Santa Rosa. Donald Edwards, an Oakmont resident, said he was relieved to hear from Gorin that the timing of the traffic light at Melita Road had been changed to reduce congestion on Highway 12.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

nChuck Wood

Golf News



With the loss of the water supply previously provided by the City of Santa Rosa, the Oakmont Golf Club needed to take strong steps to assure its own self-sufficiency in meeting the future irrigation needs of our two golf courses. And those actions had to be completed before the beginning of our normal warm weather months, usually around May 1—virtual “do or die” situation. Under the leadership and direction of Frank Giannini, the OGC now has a fully-functional and very productive third well. Located near the tee box of the West Course’s 17th hole (a site recommended by the City of Santa Rosa’s consultants a few years ago), our new well came online at the end of March. Our well contractor was Weeks Drilling and Pump, based in Sebastopol. Going down to 800 feet was not cheap—the total project cost was about $170,000—but that depth has provided us with a water source that gives us a flow of over 400 gallons per minute. With the wise inclusion of a new two-way valve, this well’s water can be directed to either of our two holding ponds: near the 2nd tees on the West Course and between the 9th green and 10th tees on the East Course. More good news: the water coming from this well is potable, so it could be used for more than just irrigation. A large construction project is not without noise and dirt and nuisance. We, the OGC Board, offer apologies to the homeowners near the project and thanks for their patience. The drilling racket was an especially necessary evil. Besides the benefit of irrigation water selfsufficiency and how that enhances the viability of your club, the new well offers the means to address our shaggy rough areas in a positive manner. No longer bound by strict irrigation water reduction requirements, we will have sufficient water to fully irrigate both courses. This means that the 44 acres that were to be treated as natural state grass areas—with 4” grass height and infrequent watering—can now be maintained as normal rough on both courses. The standard will be mowing to a height of 1.5”, the same as other rough locations. This will enable faster pace of play, as well as brighten the eyes of the good folks who live along the boundaries of our courses. This change will not happen overnight for all 44 acres, however, as Mike Ash and Andy Trinkino need to prioritize the mowing of those areas that are in play normally as they allocate maintenance staff. So, some areas considered out of play may retain their shagginess from time to time, but the overall appearance of our courses will be much better. As the Bard wrote, “All’s well that ends well.” Well, our new well is doing very well, indeed.



18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club

nEileen Beltrano

Hi there ladies. Be sure to mark your calendars for two golfing events coming up in the next few weeks. We have our Guest Day on Tuesday, May 19 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The weather should be great along with those delicious wraps! Later in the month is the combined Wednesday Men’s Club mixer. This should be fun. So come on out and participate in our first Men’s Club Mixer! It’s on Wednesday, May 27. A big welcome goes out to all our new members. That was such a nice gathering at the Quail Inn for the Greet and Meet of these members. Thank you Chris Carter, along with Kris and Ellean for putting that together. OK gals, here’s the results of sweeps for the later part of April:

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Low Gross of Field: Kathy Mokricky (88). First flight: first low net tie, K. Mokricky and K. Downey; third low net tie, P. Buchholz and K. Peters; fifth low net, K. Faherty. Second flight: first low net, L. Vree; second low net, J. Duport; third low net tie, Y. Smith and L. Leitner; fifth low net tie, R. Nicholson and B. VanVoorhis. Third flight: first low net, K. Wittes; second low net, C. Carter; third low net, C. Locke; and fourth low net, N. DeSousa.


Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (88). First flight: first low net tie, P. Buchholz and K. Mokricky; third low net, K. Peters; and fourth low net, E. Beltrano. Second flight: first low net, E. Huff; second low net, C. Carroll; third low net tie, L. Leitner and J. Reed. Third flight: first low net, P. Schulze; second low net, L. Vree; third low net, B. VanVoorhis; and fourth low net, C. Carter. Fourth flight: first low net, K. Wittes; second low net, C. Rexford; third low net, R. Lommori; fourth low net tie, E. Foote and J. O’Toole.

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Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (86). First flight: first low net, P. Buchholz; second low net, E. Beltrano; third low net tie, S. Wood and K. Downey. Second flight: first low net, L. Leitner; second low net, E. Huff; third low net, L. Vree; and fourth low net, K.C. Cote. Third flight: first low net, K. Wittes; second low net, C. Locke; third low net, V. Collins; and fourth low net, C. Carter.


Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (86). First flight: first low net, K. Peters; second low net tie, P. Buchholz and E. Beltrano. Second flight: first low net, L. Leitner; second low net tie, Y. Smith and J. DiMaggio; fourth low net, B. Hulick. Third flight: first low net tie, C. Sharpe and E. Huff; third low net, J. Duport; fourth low net, J. Early. Fourth flight: first low net, C. Carter; second low net, C. Locke; third low net tie, M. Delagnes and M.A. Gibbs; fifth low net, E. Baciocco. Fifth flight: first low net, S. Baxter; second low net, G. Fahrner; third low net, C. Rexford. Sixth flight: first low net, T. Siela; second low net, J. O’Toole; and third low net tie, L. Frediani and V. Collins.


Low Gross of Field: Kris Peters (92). First flight: first low net, K. Peters; second low net, L. Clark; third low net, K. Downey; and fourth low net, P. Wright. Second flight: first low net tie, B. Hulick and B. VanVoorhis; third low net, R. Nicholson. Third flight: first low net tie, M. Jobson and C. Carter; third low net tie, J. Buell and N. DeSousa.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015


Wednesday Men’s Club

nTony D’Agosta

nJim Kaiser

It appears that the East-West Mixer was a success. All that I have talked to really enjoyed it and would like to see more of it in the future. I believe Captain Bruce Hulick will take care of that. Speaking of Captain Bruce, I understand he may need to spend some time on the practice range first. Becky and Bruce were playing in a two-person alternate shot tournament. Becky drives her tee shot to the edge of the green on a par-3 hole. Bruce, playing the second shot, manages to chip it over the green into a bunker. Undaunted, Becky recovers with a fine shot to within one foot of the hole. Bruce nervously putts, and sends the ball one foot past the hole, leaving Becky to sink the putt. As they strolled to the next tee, Becky, exasperated, grabs Bruce and says, “Do you realize that we took five strokes on an easy par-3?” Bruce stands up straight and replies, “Yes, and don’t forget who took three of them.” By the way, congratulations to Shelly Brodsky! Using a six iron for his second shot he eagled #17. Now for the results.

and Jim Spangler, 138. Fourth: Ross Alzina, Tom Finnerty, Jack Haggerty and Dan Sienes, 140. Fifth tie: Sal Cesario, John Williston, Walt Brown and Mike LaForge, and Dennis Cronin, Jay Diment, Suru Subbarao and Lou Lari, 141. Closest-to-the-pins: #5—Mike Isola, 17’9”, John Williston, 33’10”; #8—Shelly Brodsky, 9’1”, Phil Sapp, 9’10”; #11—Nick Beltrano, 9’3”, Sal Cesario, 18’9”; #16—Shelly Brodsky, 5’4”, Rick Yates, 9’0”.



First tie: Bruce Hulick, Larry Frediani, Neil Huber and Scott Ricci, and Danny Morgan, Bob Bacioccio, Joe DiBenedetto and Rodi Martinelli, 134. Third: Bucky Peterson, Dennis DeSousa, Bob Siela

nRichard Duncan


9-Hole Monday Men’s Club


First flight (3–11): first, Shelly Brodsky, 70; second, Pete Waller, 72. Second flight (12–17): first, Dennis Cronin, 72; second tie, Sal Cesario and Bob Giddings, 73. Third flight (20–up): first, Wally Juchert, 63; second, Mike Doyle, 65. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Bob Branstetter, 10’4”, Rick Yates, 10’6”; #13—Bill Smith, 11’5”, Shelly Brodsky, 15’8”; #16—Mike Doyle, 23’0”, Rick Yates, 28’9”.

First, Dick Kaiser, 57; second, Bob Ure, 58; third, Greg Carpenter, 63; fourth, Bob Thorsen, 64; fifth, Paul Lawler, 65. Closest-to-the-pin: #16—Greg Carpenter, 17’8”.

Drop-In Chess

The Drop-In Chess players meet on Tuesday afternoons between 1–4:30 p.m. in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Beginners are welcome and there are no fees or cost—just your time as you see fit. Bring a board and chess set if you have one. The atmosphere is casual and players of varying proficiency, both men and

women, take part in these games. If you have not played chess in a while, are new to our Oakmont community, or are just curious and would like to know more about the “Game of Kings,” drop in and check us out. If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to contact us at richardgduncan@ or at 225-0661.

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I am your representative at the OGC Golf and Green Committee. If you have any issues or concerns regarding the course or other golf operations, please bring them to my attention and I will present them to the committee. You are welcome at any time to attend the committee meeting. We meet once a month at 3 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month preceding the OGC Board meeting. The meetings are held at the East Course Clubhouse and last about one hour. John Weston, OGC Board member, presides over the meeting. If you wish to attend, check with me for specific dates and times. On June 15, we will have a mixer for the Niner members only with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A signup sheet will be on the table three weeks before the event. You must sign up in advance so we can make the foursomes and pairings. The game will be twoman best ball.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR April 20 Two-Man Yellow and White 11 Teams

First place: Wendell Freeman/Clem Maassen with a 62. Second place: Wayne Michaelian/John Munkacsy with a 64.5. Third place: Keith Wise/Noel Schween with a 65.5. Fourth place: Paul Lawler/Bob Thorsen with a 66. Closest-to-the-pin: Noel Schween, 14’1”, Stan Augustine, 28’9”.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR April 27 Individual Low Net, 22 Players

First place: Dan Sienes with a 26. Second place: Noel Schween with a 27. Third place: Rich Silvas with a 29.5. Fourth place tie: Tony D’Agosta and Clem Maassen, both with a 30. Sixth place: Paul Lawler with a 30.5. Seventh place: Don Schulte with a 31. Eighth place tie: Al Bentham and Gordon Hopper, both with a 31.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Noel Schween, 36’0”.

Two Health Professionals Join Oakmont Chropractic

nStaff Report

A doctor and a nutritionist have joined the staff of Dr. Robert Bliss at Oakmont Chiropractic. Dr. Bliss announced the associations of Dr. Sharon Olson, DO, and Sandy Hills, nutritionist. Together, he said, their experience emphasizes natural holistic alternatives to traditional approaches to medication or surgery. Dr. Olson brings 43 years of clinical experience to her Integrated Medicine Practice. Dr. Bliss said her passion is teaching people how to be well and get off unnecessary medications. Her specialties include cellular detoxification, organ function analysis, nutrient assessment, DNA methylation screening and Rhythmic Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Sandy Hills, a nutritionist and semi-retired Naturopath, has experience relating chronic conditions and arthritic joint pain/stiffness, indigestion and headaches to foods that may contribute to chronic symptoms toxicity and possible multiple deficiencies. Dr. Olson’s office hours are Thursdays, by appointment. Hills’ hours are Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oakmont Chiropractic is in Suit A-1 at 6637 Oakmont Drive, in the gray building behind Umpqua Bank.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

9 nBarbara Bowman


On May 14, Guys, Gals and Pals enjoyed a competitive scramble, mint juleps, some friendly wagering and an authentic Kentucky Derby luncheon. Prizes were awarded as well. A good time for all, thanks to Chair Valerie Boot’s efforts. Details in the June 1 Oakmont News. Due to circumstances beyond Niners’ control, the scheduled first playday of the Eclectic Tournament did not occur on April 30. Instead, the first playday was held on May 7. The second Eclectic playday will occur on May 28. April 20 saw the Oakmont WRENS hosting the organization’s first meeting and playday of the year. Our home team made sure the event was successful and everyone enjoyed the day. The Oakmont WRENS looked very sharp in their new blue shirts, thanks to the efforts of Tammy Siela. Coming up is the Salad Bowl Tournament on June 25 at Hidden Valley. Check the WRENS bulletin board for details and to sign up. Questions? Contact Linda Yates.

Peggy Lash is off the Disabled List after six weeks away from golf. We missed you, Peggy.

Senior Men’s Club

S nJohn Williston

The Oakmont Seniors visited Santa Rosa Country Club on April 29 for its second event of the year. Joining them were players from the Richmond and Santa Rosa clubs. Altogether 88 players were on hand, with Oakmont accounting for 39. As usual, the course was in excellent playing condition and the breakfast and lunch service was top notch. All of the SRCC staff were efficient and helpful ensuring that we would have a very fine day. Since the course was fairly level many of the golfers walked although there were enough riding carts to go around. Even the weather cooperated with bright sunlight and a gentle breeze to keep us cool.


The competition was two best balls of the foursome and balls were played down. The foursomes were arranged in one flight. First place: Henry Culp, Peter Schnack, Andy Wittholm and Scott Johnson, 122. Second: Ken Franklin, Roy Edwards, Mike Iker and Gene Farber, 123. Third tie: Bob Ignoffo, Doug Planchon, Iksu Kim and Larry Frediani, and Jim Scinto, Keith Wise, Dan Levin and Jim Pacatte, 124. Closest-to-the-pin (Oakmont): Bucky Peterson, 3’11”.

nEd Low

Oakmont Golf Club also acts as a host for visiting golf clubs. On Monday, May 11, four clubs visited Oakmont: Santa Rosa, Fountain Grove, Moraga, and Contra Costa. The next day, Tuesday, May 12, our Seniors traveled to Fountaingrove. Because of the publication delay, results will be published at the end of the month If you are a member of the Oakmont Golf Club you can join the Oakmont Men’s Seniors and play some of the best private and semi-private golf courses in the Bay Area for a fraction of what it would cost in other circumstances. In addition, car-pools are available to get you there. But, you must be an OGC member to join. Contact John Garcia at (541)-251-0031 (jongar2000@ or Dick Thayer at 538-4851 (chs48jhu52@ for more details, or see the West Pro Shop bulletin board.

2015 Oakmont Seniors Schedule

Thursday, June 4: at Moraga CC Monday, June 15: Windsor and Bodega at Oakmont Wednesday, June 24: Contra Costa CC Monday, July 13: Rio Vista and Napa at Oakmont Monday, July 27: Richmond and Marin at Oakmont Tuesday, August 4: at Windsor Thursday, August 27: at Richmond CC Wednesday, September 24: at Marin CC

Oakmont Mini Club

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 30, the date of the Oakmont Mini Club’s next fun run to the newly-restored Officers Club at the Presidio of San Francisco. First established in 1776, the renowned Presidio Officers’ Club was a gathering place for Army brass and their families. Today, this historic building has been transformed into a cultural destination that includes exhibits inspired by the Presidio’s role in

shaping California. Our run will also include a no-host lunch at Arguello, the Officer’s Club destination restaurant by award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins. Meet at the Berger parking lot on May 30 at 10 a.m. to form our caravan to the Presidio. For information and to RSVP for the lunch at Arguello, please call me at 538-7785 or Larry Maniscalco at 538-2089.

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Oakmont Volunteer Opportunities Fair A Success

Irrigation Water For the Oakmont Community Garden

Participating volunteer groups unanimously rated last month’s Oakmont Volunteer Opportunities Fair a success. While only about 65 residents turned out, the organization representatives rated it a wonderful event because they all talked to interested residents who sought them out for volunteer work. The program was organized by Marsha Zolkower, OVA’s events and community relations coordinator. (Photo by Cassie Turner)

nJim Brewer

May 17: The Death of Newspapers and other Myths in the Modern Era of Journalism By Paul Gullixson

Paul Gullixson, Editorial Director for The Press Democrat, will offer a unique perspective on the overall state of journalism in America today, and give us a look at what is happening inside the Press Democrat since its change to local ownership in 2012. Gullixon manages the editorial and op-ed pages for the PD and also writes editorials, a semiweekly column and oversees the content and production of the opinion pages on, the newspaper’s website.

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May 24: memorial day weekend No Symposium May 31: William Shakespeare: The Elizabethan Court Psychologist By Corisa Baley Aaronson

With scenes from film clips and live performances, Corisa Baley Aaronson will explore Shakespeare’s penetrating understanding of various personalities: adolescent lovers defying fate in Romeo and Juliet, a grieving son in Hamlet, and an angry victim of racism in the Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare was indeed gifted with a capacity to understand all aspects of human emotion. Aaronson, MA, MFT, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for 35 years and has performed major roles in Shakespeare’s plays. She also is the text and voice coach with Shakespeare in the Cannery in Santa Rosa.

A weekly series offering informative and enlightening presentations on a wide range of topics. Video recordings of the lectures are available any time online at the Symposium website Presentation DVD’s are available in the Oakmont Library. Want E-mail reminders? Tell us at

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Workers put steel plates in place April 28 covering a new line to bring irrigation water to the Oakmont Community Garden on Stone Bridge Road. It was expected water could be turned on in time for spring planting in early May. Ground Hog Construction of Sebastopol holds a contract from Oakmont Village Association to bring in the new service from across the street. OVA formerly tapped into an adjacent property’s water service, but the city ordered that tie-in ended. The water installation contract was for $9,900; OVA had to pay another $5,589 for city permits. (Photo by Jim Brewer)

nLeslie Evans

Dinner for 8

In every culture, sharing food while socializing promotes a feeling of community. Inviting people into the warmth of one’s home often provides an environment for shared life experiences. The stories we share are sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, and sometimes adventurous. Cocktail hour on the patio in the balmy Sonoma County weather and a memorable meal at the table make an enjoyable evening. We share hospitality and dining together in our homes four nights a year, plus a picnic and two cocktail parties. Dinners are held on the second Saturday of April, June, October, and December. When joining the group, members agree to host once during the year and are assigned a date to host based on their preference. About two weeks before a dinner, guests are assigned to the hosts. Members are rotated each time to give an opportunity to meet everyone. When we have a Dinner for 8 night, the hosts and their guests come together in the hosts’ homes for a delightful evening. A host determines the menu and generally provides the entrée. Each guest is then asked to participate in the meal by bringing an hors d’oeuvre, salad or dessert. The wine selection is suggested by the host to complement the meal. The Dinner for 8 picnic is held in Oakmont on the second Saturday of August. We have a cocktail party prior to our holiday dinner in December and another party in February to start the new Dinner for 8 year. Our Dinner for 8 (a stand-alone group not affiliated with any other organization) was founded in 2002. Based on meeting new people and widening our circle with an emphasis on fine dining, everyone at the table participates. Dinner for 8 membership is open at anytime. Our next dinner is Saturday, June 13. Please call me at 843-7408 or Jean Whitridge at 538-1258 for further information.


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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU—Oakmont

nPaul and Susi Heidenreich

Documentary Film Masterworks

nErnie Rose

Although heavily weighted with talking head footage, Nadav Schirman’s riveting study of a young Palestinian radical and an Israeli Intelligence official in The Green Prince (2014, 101 min.) is anything but boring. Espionage, in real life, is often far removed from the image it has in James Bond movies. It involves patience, psychological insight, tradeoffs, and often the risking of lives of those involved on both sides.

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From Grief to Grace: A Musical Journey Featuring Kayleen Asbo, Piano; Julija Zibrat, Violin; and Philip Jonckheer, Poetic Narrator WHEN: Monday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center Join us for a multi-media performance of the music of J.S. Bach and Arvo Part along with the poetry of T.S. Eliot, reflecting the universal human themes of the journey from darkness to light, in an event that has been hailed as “profoundly moving and deeply inspirational.” Kayleen Asbo, piano, has been a faculty member for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for 17 years as well as a beloved OLLI faculty member at Dominican University, Sonoma State, and returning Oakmont instructor. Her graduate studies in piano performance and harpsichord were under the direction of Laurette Goldberg, Paul Hersh and Mack McCray. Julija Zibrat, violin, is a native of Slovenia, where she began her violin studies at the age of 3. Julija emigrated to Canada to advance her musical education, and triumphed in competitions around the world, most recently appearing at the Oxford Music Festival of England and the Banff Chamber Music Festival. A scholarship student in the graduate program of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she is a student of Ian Swensen and recently was selected to be the 2015 concerto soloist for the Conservatory Baroque under the direction of Corey Jamison. Join us for an incredible night of inspirational and moving music from these gifted musicians. A $10 donation is requested.

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The “Green Prince” is a code name assigned by Israel’s Intelligence Service (Shin Bet) to Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of one of the key figures in the Hamas movement in Palestine. As a teenager, Yousef had been picked up by Shin Bet on suspicion of buying guns for terrorist activities. During the process of interrogation and some rough treatment by his captors, he is offered the chance to spy for Shin Bet, as are most detainees. But, never intending to really betray his family, he haltingly agrees to do so in order to stop the beatings and the sleep deprivation. Over the months that follow we become party to the grueling interrogation process, but from the perspective of opposite sides. Yousef’s skilled handler, Genen Ben Yitzhak, gradually plays on his subject’s weaknesses, and conveys a genuine sense of wanting to help him resolve his ambiguous feelings about a conflict with no easy resolution. Ben Yitzhak, on the other hand, gets himself in trouble by violating Shin Bet protocol about never meeting with one’s agent without the knowledge of his own superiors. Such actions help forge a fragile bond of trust between the two men whose long-term goals are hopelessly incompatible. What happens to Yousef when he is allowed to return to his family—which never suspects that their own flesh and blood could ever betray them—constitutes the remainder of this incredibly dramatic film. It has been said that truth is often stranger than fiction. One need look no further than The Green Prince to find convincing evidence of that aphorism. WHEN: Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center HOST: Ernie Rose


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SIR Branch #92

nSusan Millar


The Oakmont Community Foundation is planning a fund-raiser musical evening showcasing the popular Latin Jazz group, Del Sol. Many Oakmont residents will remember the spectacular performance by Del Sol during our 50th Anniversary celebration in 2013. Doug Morton, head trumpeter for the Santa Rosa Symphony, has assembled a very talented group including a fabulous vocalist, bassist, drummer and Doug himself on the keyboard. Check out their website at: www. The OCF receives many donations from residents for popular educational programs in Oakmont. Their generous contributions are passed through OCF and are tax-free. The OCF Board is planning a special evening from which the proceeds will increase our endowment fund for future use. Tickets are now available. Please leave a check in the OCF folder in the OVA Office, or E-mail me at Ticket cost is $35, but $20 of the price is your tax-free donation to OCF. The Berger Plaza is the setting for a wine tasting provided by Annadel Estate Winery, with music provided by Carlos Herrera at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. The Del Sol concert begins at 7 p.m. with one intermission, serving more food and drink.

nGreg Carpenter

At our annual wives’ luncheon, on June 9 our speaker will be Laurie Jacobson, who is an authority on Hollywood personalities and a published author. She will be telling some of the inside stories on celebrities and some of her personal experiences while living and working in Hollywood. Our meeting and lunches are on every second Tuesday of the month, at the Berger Center. Anyone interested in joining contact me at 539-3686.

Old Song Singers

nTaylor Finlay

Sing the old songs with the Old Song Singers as we close out our Spring Sings at Mei-Don’s music room, 6576 Oakmont Drive, on Sundays, May 17 and 31. We sing from 4–5:30 p.m., then eat and visit. On May 17 we might start out with your favorite railroad songs and then sing whatever you want. On May 31 we’ll lead with those great big-band standards you used to dance to, when we were all young and foolish. (Yes, now we’re just foolish). Call 539-9688 for more information.

Sufi Meditation Circle

nJoAnn Halima Haymaker

photo by Robert Couse-Baker

WHAT: Oakmont Community Foundation presents Doug Morton’s Del Sol WHERE: Berger Center WHEN: Saturday, July 18 TIME: 6 p.m. wine tasting; 7 p.m. concert PRICE: $35 TICKETS: E-mail Susan Millar or leave check in OCF’s folder in the OVA Office

Internationally-known Sufi Master, Dr. Ali Kianfar, will speak in Oakmont as a guest of the Sufi Meditation Circle. WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. PLACE: At my residence, 147 White Oak Drive— open to men and women RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call 537-1275, space is limited His Holiness, Shah Nazar Seyed Ali Kianfar, Ph.D., is co-director of the International Association of Sufism, a non-profit organization and UN NGO headquartered in Novato, California. Dr. Kianfar is an Islamic scholar and a Sufi Master who has been a leader of Sufi gatherings and a spiritual guide in many countries for over 40 years. His talk will provide a valuable resource for people of all religious and spiritual traditions who are seeking to deepen and enrich their own spiritual practice and understanding. For more information see The Women’s Meditation Circle will meet on Wednesday, June 3, at 11 a.m., as usual at my residence. It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming, by calling 537-1275. “I have been given a glass that has the fountain of the sun inside.”—Rumi

nBarbara Powell

New logo!

The Walkers Club was started a long time ago by a group of people who walked together. Now we’re more of a daytripper-type group venturing forth most months to destinations beyond Santa Rosa. So we’ve changed our logo to more accurately represent what our club does today. Hope you like the change!

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We will leave Berger at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 and return about 5:30 p.m.


WHERE: Lake Sonoma fish hatcheries, picnic, and Sharpsteen Museum WHEN: Thursday, June 25 TIME: Leaving Berger 8:15 a.m.; returning about 4:30 p.m. PRICE: $51 includes bus, driver trip, picnic area, lunch, and Sharpsteen donation DEADLINE: June 20 LIMIT: 40 people Our first destination will be fish hatcheries at Lake Sonoma. The state of the art facility was built to mitigate the loss of spawning habitat for steelhead trout and salmon due to the construction of Warm Springs Dam. Each year the hatchery produces 500,000 Steelhead and is the core of an intensive recovery effort for Federally Endangered Coho Salmon in the Russian River watershed. Just behind the hatchery is a fish ladder that allows the fish to climb 37 feet in elevation from Dry Creek to the hatchery. After our tour of the fish hatchery, we will have some time to explore the Lake Sonoma Visitor’s Center. Lunch will be a picnic at nearby Warm Springs Recreation Area in a reserved covered group shelter. The Oakmont Deli will provide a selection of turkey, ham, roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad and veggie sandwiches with potato salad, pasta salad, chips, cookies and sodas. After lunch, we’ll head up to Calistoga to visit the Sharpsteen Museum. The museum presents the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post-WWI with emphasis on the people and changes brought by the period of US emigration. Ben Sharpsteen’s founder’s room includes memorabilia from his career as an Academy Award winning animator for Walt Disney, his antique auto hobby and family history. Please make your check out to Oakmont Walkers and mail your check to Barbara Powell, 7466 Oak Leaf Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also drop your check into the Walkers’ folder in the OVA Office, or in my garage mail slot. My E-mail address is, text or phone (714) 309-1987 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Note: seating on the bus is determined by when your check is received. If you wish to sit with someone on the bus, please submit the necessary check(s) in the same envelope. The Walkers Club puts on one event each month: nine bus trips each year to various places in the Bay area, an annual meeting in January, a picnic in August, and a Harvest Dinner in November. Walker dues are $5 per calendar year. There is a one-time fee for a Walker name badge—$6 for a pin type or $8 for a magnet type. Our club’s website is

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Oakmont Art Association

nJane Carpenter

OPEN STUDIOS Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 from 11 am–4 pm each day

Exhibiting; Bonnie Cross, Classes; Jane Carpenter, Open Studios; Barbara Pascal, Hospitality; Mariel Green, Décor; and Sally Risberg, Reception.

This weekend brings you the opportunity to visit 18 outstanding Oakmont artists in their home studios. Meet the artists and learn more about their creative work. Perhaps you will find a unique piece for yourself or a friend. Maps showing the locations of each artist are available in the OVA Office, the Art Room and Library in the CAC Bldg., the Oakmont Deli, Umpqua Bank and below.


At the OAA meeting on May 8 new officers for the coming year were elected: Philip Wilkenson, President; Mary Baum, V.P. and Programs; Nancy Duncan, Secretary; and Cathy Rapp, Treasurer.


President Philip Wilkenson in his studio with one of his paintings

Board Members were introduced. They are: Wendy LaLanne, Art Show; Rita Kronen, Raffle; Blanche Kaiser, Scholarship; Sylvia Davis, Tours; Jackie Smith, Membership; Carol Decker, Publicity; Gary Caldwell,

There is still time to register for Christopher Schink’s class “Emphasis on Design,” the last two weekends in June, June 20, 21, 27 and 29, with the fee of $200 for the four days. Is your garden in bloom? Ikebana classes continue on May 8, 22, June12 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with the fee of $15 per class. Each class is a new lesson, so you may join anytime or drop in to see what magic we are doing. Several fine instructors are eager to teach in Oakmont, including Japanese Brush painting (Sumi-e), Calligraphy, and shoe painting with Diane Liebe. Contact Bonnie Crosse if you are interested in any of these. As soon as interest is expressed a class will be scheduled.


From May 9 until July 13 sketches, paintings and photographs taken at or inspired by the “Celebration of Art” in Feb. are being displayed in the Gallery. The art work of two Oakmont artists are displayed on the back walls of the Berger Center on these same dates, Betty Franks and Kathy Hainke. Short biographies of each artist and pictures of their art work will be in the June issues of this paper.


With this symbolic check held by Sylvia Davis, President; Dorothy Pierce, who started the Scholarship program ten years ago; and Cathy Rapp, Treasurer, the members of the Art Association were thanked for their generosity. Money for the scholarships comes from the Raffle at the Annual Art Show in October. Rita Kronen, who will run the Raffle this year, was the Scholarship Chairman this past year. $3,000 was raised which will provide three $1,000 scholarships.

nJackie McDonald


Readers of The Country House

On Monday, May 18 Jackie Kokemar will bring to Playreaders Castle in the Village, a one-act comedy by Verna Woskoff.

Lydia has managed to find a much better apartment in New York City than the one she is presently living in. She feels it’s her responsibility to find a new tenant and several people are vying to rent hers. What she doesn’t know is that her landlady is also trying to rent her apartment and confusion reigns. Readers are Honora Clemens, Jackie Kokemor, Rebecca Kokemor, Morgan Lambert, Jeffrey Sheff, Mike Strenski, Ron White and Sandy White. On Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, Jackie will try something different and have an open mike for individual Playreader members to participate by choosing something they’d like to do. Possible examples are a brief biography, telling a funny incident, reading a poem or doing a comic routine. Jackie hopes to make Playreaders’ Memorial Day truly memorial!

Oakmont Caregiver Support Group

nVickie Jackanich

Providing emotional and practical support

WHEN: Meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month TIME: 10:30 a.m.–12 noon WHERE: Central Activities Center, Room B CONTACT INFO: Vickie Jackanich, 595-3054 or


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In the Spotlight: Wally Schilpp’s Imprint On Oakmont Without Par

A Course in Miracles Book Study Group

nPeggy Griffith

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual and philosophical course of self-study. Almost two years ago a group of Oakmonters decided to continue their study of this channeled work, together. We meet once a week, Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., wherein we share and discuss the readings and individual experiences, indwelling the principles of the course. We are blessed to live in a community, where likeminded people can experience the gifts of peace, the course has to offer. Everyone from all religious/ non-religious traditions is welcome. If you’re feeling adventurous, your curiosity has got you, you’re a new/retire student of the course, or none of the above, come to our meeting and stay as long or as short as you want. Please do come on May 28. We have a guest speaker, Kim Kaiser. He will discuss what the course is, and isn’t and answer questions you might have. It would be a great time for those sitting on the fence about ACIM, to attend. WHAT: A Course in Miracles WHO: Rev. Kim Kaiser, Staff Minister (Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, CA) WHEN: May 28 TIME: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: Upper West Recreation Bldg., 6470 Meadowridge Dr. Every thought that comes into awareness wakes up and exposes the darkness.

nJackie Reinhardt

Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series of profiles of your neighbors, community members with interesting backgrounds who bring vibrancy to Oakmont.

If Oakmont had an ambassador at Also as a result of Wally’s committee large, the person most likely to be named work the “Guest Policy” was updated, to the post would be Wally Schilpp CC&R voting was changed and the whose imprint on the community over facilities usage policy revised. He was the past 15 years is without par. instrumental in the selection of an The stimulus for his first foray into architect for the Central Activity Center the world of volunteerism involved a remodel. dispute over the height of a residential The Board of Directors tapped him fence that got him so upset he signed up as nominating chair three times. Wally for the Architectural Review Committee. also served on the board, but quit after Ultimately, Wally served as its chair 14 months because he felt too little was for two years and spearheaded the being accomplished. updating of the Guidelines/Standards. In Wally’s view, the turning point for To this day he still regards the Wally uses a key card to enter the board’s becoming more active was the Central Activities Center. Architectural Committee as “the most (Photo by Michael Reinhardt) when John Taylor became chair of the challenging” despite having spent at Long-Range Planning Committee which least four full years negotiating land use issues related recommended rebuilding of the Fitness Center and to the Elnoka Housing project. the Library located in the Berger Center. Wally’s entrepreneurial background seems to “There was massive community uproar when the have equipped him to interact with a wide range of LRPC made its recommendations,” Wally recalled. people—from vocal Oakmont residents to adamant “But the board must strike a balance and resist the city officials and recalcitrant developers. He is temptation to grease the squeaky wheel.” unassumingly effective and readily calls on humor to The volunteer work Wally finds most satisfying make his points or smooth the way in his dealings. is driving people around who are thinking about Among the many problems he has been asked to buying in Oakmont. He tries to schedule his tours on solve on an ad hoc basis was securing Oakmont’s Thursdays so they can peek into the music concerts pools and other facilities which were being used by at the Berger Center. It is not unusual for some outsiders. Wally played a major role in establishing prospective residents to ask to be taken immediately the key card system now in place. to a realtor after one of Wally’s tours.

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Dance Club

nDonna Kaiser

A special thank-you to all who made our Kentucky Derby Dance a fun and exciting event. Thanks, Oakmont Village Market, for fabulous food, creative decorating and those mint juleps, which were very well received! A special Oakmont welcome and thanks to the Tom Shader Trio, who had us up and dancing our shoes off all night. And to all you racy (no, no, I mean horse racing) fans, your Oakmont Dance Club Committee hopes you had a great time. See you at the Halloween dance on Saturday, October 31!

nEd Low


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At 938’, Mt. Davidson is the highest natural point in S.F. and one of the city’s original seven hills. (Can you name the other six?) Our hike to the top will take us through Sigmund Stern Grove and past the McMansions of St. Francis Woods. Distance is 5-6 miles, elevation about 800’. Bring good walking shoes, water and a bag lunch to eat at the base of the mountain’s 103-feet cross. Car-pools leave the Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Larry Maniscalco, 538-2089.


Glenna Yee and Gerhard Rossbach enjoy mint juleps at Oakmont Dance Club’s Kentucky Derby Event

Passages Arthur “Ted” Crouch, 14-year Oakmont resident, passed away April 8. Rosemary Toby, 15-year Oakmont resident, passed away May 5. Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone, 538-4293 or E-mail wallyschilpp1@, to publish the name and date of death of your loved one in the Oakmont News.

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This hike is along the slender Tomales Point Peninsula. Tomales Point is famous for its tall yellow bush lupine, wild radish, and Tule Elk herds. We will start at the historic Pierce Ranch and hike out to the end of the point and back. The hike is 9.4 miles round trip with a total elevation of 800’. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Suzanne Bond, 538-3340.


We will start at the upper parking lot in Jack London Park (Glen Ellen). After a short hike through the redwoods to Jack London Lake, we’ll hike to the Ancient Redwood Tree. Then a return by going through The Orchard and Fallen Bridge Trail. The hike will take about 2.5 to 3 hours (with moderate elevation gain), including a short break for lunch or snacks. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Bill Wrightson, 540-0471.


This is an easy two-mile hike with about 200’

elevation gain. Group lunch at the Crab Shack Spud Point is optional (for clam chowder). Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Jean Alexander, (831) 601-2084.


The hike will begin at the Dipsea Trail trailhead on Panoramic Hwy just off Hwy. 1 at Stinson Beach. We will begin on the Dipsea Trail for about a mile, then turn onto the Steep Ravine Trail that wanders up the beautiful and lush Steep Ravine Canyon often with flowing waterfalls. At the top of the canyon we will transition to the Matt Davis Trail and after about a mile we will have lunch overlooking the ocean. After lunch we continue on the Matt Davis Trail until reaching the parking area on the Panoramic Hwy. The seven-mile hike is mildly strenuous with an elevation gain of 1,700’. Hike rain or shine. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Leader is Bernie Palk, 537-8662.


We will hike the Sonoma Coast Kortum Trail starting at the Shell Beach parking lot and walking north to Goat Rock Beach and back along the same path for about five mostly level miles with a maximum 250’ elevation gain. Great views in both directions. We will have lunch at Goat Rock. Bring lunch, water and sunscreen. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Alex Bautista, 538-1190.


It is customary for riders to help drivers with gas costs on hikes away from the local area. A suggested amount is $5/person. Hikes are subject to change due to weather.


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OVA-Sponsored Events AARP Presents Smart Driver Course

The New Horizons Concert Band at the Berger Center

nMarsha Zolkower

2015 Two-day Full Course and One-day Refresher Course Schedule

WHAT: Eight-hour classroom course and 4½-hour refresher course for drivers 50 years of age and older. Oakmont residents only, must have at least 15 students registered COST: $15 for AARP members, $20 non-members WHERE: Room B, in the Central Activities Center TIME: 1–5 p.m. each day, refresher classes are 1– 5:30 p.m. DAY AND DATES: Thurs. and Fri., May 21 and 22; Fri., July (refresher) 17; Fri., Sept. (refresher) 11; Thurs. and Fri., Sept. 17 and 18; Fri., Oct. (refresher) 30 INSTRUCTOR: Ernest Erler, 536-9052, ernestreler@ SIGN-UP: Just call the OVA Office at 539-1611

OVA Swing Band Night

nMarsha Zolkower

Saturday, June 6, 6-9 PM Berger Center, Tickets $15 in advance

Join us for an incredible evening of music and dancing with the Moonlighters, a full swing dance band with vocals. Bring your favorite treats and libations to this spectacular event and dance until your drop! This event will surely sell out, so get your tickets early! Stop by the OVA Office to purchase these hot tickets.

nDavid Hargrave

Sunday, May 24 at 2 PM

The New Horizons Concert Band of Sonoma County will return to the Berger Center on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. for another entertaining and enjoyable concert! The music will include an eclectic program of a Broadway musical, a light classical selection, a medley of swing tunes, and of course, rousing marches! The band is under the direction of three retired music teachers: Lew Sbrana from Healdsburg, Sid Gordon from Marin, and Ray Walker from Santa Rosa. Lew Bishop, bassoon player, will be conducting the opening march. There are ten members in the band who live in Oakmont: Rose West, flute; Elmer Swanton, tuba; Roger Mocomb, percussion; Gene Isaeff, euphonium; Dan Durham, trumpet; Sugar Carlton, percussion; Jud Goodrich, French horn; John Ray, trombone; Helen Hargrave, oboe; and Marilyn Jackson, librarian. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of delightful an entertaining music by 70 accomplished musicians. The concert is free, but there will be a free-will offering for those who wish to participate.

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The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Quilting Bee

nElizabeth McDonnell

At our April meeting Mary Ann Allen and I gave a report on the Healdsburg quilt show in which our Quilting Bee participated. For such a small number of quilters in our Bee, we presented an impressive exhibition, having entered the largest number of quilts than any other guild at the event. Cathy Rapp told of a lady she recently met who makes postcards out of fabric. Cathy will contact her and ask if she would be willing to talk to our group about the postcards and perhaps give a demonstration of the process. We discussed programs and demonstrations our Quilting Bee would like to have presented and we plan to bring some of these suggested programs during the year. Robin Gibeson recently took a technology class through the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, which featured computer programs “Photo Shop Elements” and “Electric Quilt.” Robin gave us an overview and told of the creative things that could be done with the programs. Linda Leedham was back among us after many travels with her children and grandchildren. She commented she hasn’t been quilting much, but did make three (fabric) doll houses that go over card tables for the little girls in her life. Ruth Lachman showed us a beautiful scrap quilt she has just finished

What’s Growing On at the Oakmont Community Garden?

nDennis Hall, Head Gardener

Welcome to our newest garden members: Nancy Lande, Ross Worboys, Richard Albert, Debra Zilavy, Marie Penaz and Kathy Carter. Before moving here, Kathy gardened in San Jose and San Juan Bautista, where she had a half-acre of 49 different roses. This will be her first year growing vegetables, so she plans the usual tomatoes and bell peppers as well as cilantro, shallots and basil. Kathy is thrilled to have a space in the Community Garden. “Besides providing a source of fresh, healthy produce,” she says, “gardening eases stress, keeps you limber and improves your mood.” Water will soon be available to gardeners and mulching will be the order of the day. Under the city’s new watering guidelines, watering systems may not be used between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. but shutoffnozzled hose hand watering may be done between those hours. At the Community Garden, gardeners are well versed in water conservation and all hoses there have shutoff nozzles. In addition, mulch (in our case wood chips) spread around the base of the plants keeps the moisture in the soil, so hand watering deeply once a week is all that’s needed. We obtain the mulch from golf course tree trimming, so the unwanted plant

material is recycled within Oakmont. Oakmont Community Garden has 66 gardeners with four people on the wait list. For more information about the garden or to get on the wait list, contact OVA at 539-1611 or E-mail Oakmontcommunitygarden@

Kathy Carter and her pup

What Does It Mean to Have American Red Cross Disaster Shelters in Oakmont?

nSuzanne Cassell, Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee

Ruth Lachman

and Nancy O’Brien showed a quilt top and a finished lap quilt. She used very large rick rack on the edges which gave it an interesting effect. Barbara Arnold showed four “fan” blocks she had paperpieced, which are the start of a bed quilt and discussed how confusing paperpiecing can be. Joan Rumrill showed a very cute cat quilt she made to be given to her granddaughter. Jean Langley was busy knitting a dollsized afghan to be donated along with our collection of doll Nancy O’Brien quilts. The Quilting Bee meets on the second Wednesday of each month to sew and quilt on our own projects and the fourth Wednesday of each month for our business meeting. We meet in the Arts and Crafts room from 1–4 p.m. both days. For further information please call me at Joan Rumrill 538-2523.

Oakmont residents, if you are wondering what the answer is to the above question, or would like to know more about it, please attend the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. The OEPC has invited two American Red Cross (ARC) representatives: Crystal Silva, Program Manager for Sonoma, Mendocino, and Marin Counties, and Phillipa Lockart, Disaster Program

nRandy Ruark

Specialist, as guest speakers. These two representatives will explain what it will mean to have ARC disaster shelters in Oakmont during a major emergency and how they will operate. OEPC Chair Pat Barclay will discuss the changes that have taken place with the OEPC since last year and the reasons for the changes. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting on May 21, at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center!

Valley of the Moon Rotary

efforts. If you would like to Rotary Valley of the Moon is part contribute, please contact Arnie of District 5130 and we are being Lamb, our treasurer, at 538-7442 or honored this month with the 2015 Valerie Hulsey, 537-8603. President’s Medallion by the Santa Rotary Valley of the Moon Rosa Junior College for Rotary’s is embarking on a new project deep and lasting commitment bringing music to patients who to SRJC students at a special have lost some of their cognitive luncheon. Our commitment to skills. The program is reaching the scholarship program has been Rotary guest speaker Scott Holder people whose families thought ongoing for many years and will displayed his climbing gear for his were no longer reachable. Bob continue. Each year we are also April 2015 ascent of Mt. Everest Jackson, our incoming president, honored by some of the recipients is spearheading this project. who will attend one of our breakfast meetings and The Quail Inn on Fridays mornings at 7 a.m. is give a report on who, what and where they are and where we meet for a breakfast, speakers on timely where they are going. A fellow Rotarian and a recent guest speaker at topics, recruit volunteers for various projects and the breakfast meeting was Scott Holder. He was friendship. Please come as our guest and see if you climbing Everest to raise money for Polio Plus find a fit. Contact our membership chair, Marie when the recent disaster occurred. He was also on Thielade at 575-6338 for details. Mt. Everest when the avalanche occurred last year. Fortunately he was not injured on either venture. He redirected his energy to doing humanitarian relief work. Rotary International is supporting Nepal relief


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

Recently, our television decided it would only broadcast one channel. So, of course, my wife instantly ordered a new TV, a Smart TV. I had no idea that we needed a Smart TV, but apparently we did. What I didn’t know was that you need an electronic engineer, rocket scientist or a 10-year-old to install it. Wifey called the cable company and they said it’s very easy to install. You just need some cables and boxes. No problem. They would send us what we need. I opened the box they sent and promptly had a panic attack. A $100 later the cable guy had our new TV working with lots of channels. Which brings us to Lawn Bowling. You don’t need to be an electronic engineer or rocket scientist to lawn bowl. You do need to be a little over 10 years old to bowl here in Oakmont. Best of all, you don’t even need to be smart. If I can lawn bowl, I’m sure you can too. By the way, lawn bowling is way better than watching one channel on the TV.


The tournament that seemed to be so far in the future will take place at Oakmont in less than one month. That tournament has 18 teams vying for the Sonoma County Seniors Lawn Bowling Championship. The OLBC will be fielding several teams, most of which will be donning distinct red hats supporting the Council on Aging Senior Games. We invite all Oakmont residents to cheer for our teams by showing up at the Lawn Bowling green the morning of Friday, June 12. Once again, any

OLBC members wishing to volunteer to help with check-ins, refreshments, etc., please contact Kathleen Connelly at or call her at 537-8638.


“ONE”—Wednesday, June 24, our good friends from the Leisure Town Lawn Bowling Club will send their traveling teams to join us in our Daily Draw. They are thrilled to come and help celebrate our 50 years of Lawn Bowling at Oakmont. We will host a potluck lunch and enjoy an anniversary cake immediately after the morning games. “One” footnote: they have their eyes set on winning a rematch for the Lawn Bowling Cup later this season in either August or early September. “TWO”—“Where Were You In 1965” Cocktail Party is Friday, June 26 from 5–8 p.m. at the East Rec. The focus of this party is Fun, Fun, Fun! So we need you to help make this special. Please submit a photo of yourself circa 1965 along with a short bio or a few memories of what you were doing in 1965. Your photo and bio will be posted on easels. Then mingle, try to figure out who each person is and see if you shared anything in common. You may be very surprised what you find out. There will also be a video starring OLBC members shown on the big screen, games, raffles and prizes in addition to hors d’oeuvres, complimentary toast, cake, coffee and tea. BYOB and ice, sodas and water

“WHERE WERE YOU IN 1965?” COCKTAIL PARTY FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 5–8 PM, EAST REC. CENTER Name/s_______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone_________________________________ E-mail_________________________________________________ Number of guests at $22.50 _________ Number of guests at $25 _________ Total enclosed ______________________

WHEN: July 4 WHERE: Berger Center WHO: The Hot Rods Band TIME: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner 5–6 p.m., music 6–9:30 p.m. COST: $35 per member, $38 per member’s guests, $45.00 per non-member; best deal is $47, includes membership through December 31. MENU: BBQ tri-tip, peppers and onions, chicken, garlic bread, mixed salad with cranberries, BBQ portabella mushrooms, coffee, lemon ice water and dessert.


July 4: 60s-tyle BBQ featuring the great Hot Rod Band

will be provided. It’s your party for only $22.50 per person/partner and $25 per guest. Complete the reservation form and put it, along with your check made out to OLBC, in the Lawn Bowling folder in the OVA Office by Friday, June 19. “THREE”—The Big Day—Saturday, June 27. Events start at 1 p.m. with Reading of Proclamations (huh?) followed by the highly-anticipated reenactment of the Sinking of the Spanish Armada led by our very own Sir Francis Drake. This reenactment might not be 100% accurate but it will be entertaining. Once the cannon fodder clears and the sunken ships are cleared, we will have the Sir Francis Drake Memorial Tournament, only 10 ends, and crown a championship team. Next up, the “High Tea” served at 4 p.m. at the CAC patio. This tea was made possible with a special grant from Dona Frank, CEO of Northern California Small Business Assistance. Ms. Frank is an advocate for the health and well being of seniors and has several businesses that help provide for their common ailments. The tea will be catered by the Tudor Rose Tea Room.


nRay and Marie Haverson


Jeff Vanderhayden, Intra-Club Tournament Director, in his red hat

August 29: Country Hoe Down BBQ with ½ lb. hamburgers, ¼ lb hot dogs and Ray’s famous chili (not to be missed). Music to be announced, not yet determined. October 3: Not yet set up December 12: Back by popular demand The Rat Pack Holiday Show with a surprise guest star We have a lot going on this year and more coming. So if you are not a member of Sha-Boom Events Club as yet you need to join now as membership has its privileges. Membership is only $12 per year per person from January 1 to January 1—that is only a $1 per month. This year your membership will end on December 31, so you may pro-rate your membership payment at $1 per month for the remaining months of the year. Please include the month you send it. Feel free to call us at 539-6666 or E-Mail: haversonr@ with any questions.

Membership application form

Please place your application in the Sha-Boom folder inside the OVA Office or you can mail it to Sha-Boom at 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95409. Please make all checks payable to Sha-Boom Events Club. Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________ Cell:________________ E-mail:______________________________________________

The Men’s Pairs Tournament finals will have the team of Jerry Garland/Gary Scott vs. Tom Ternullo/ Frank Longoria. By the time you read this, you will know who won. I’ve been bowling for three years and sadly I’ve never been in a “Spider” contest. It is so much fun to watch the bowlers form a circle around the green and all toss their bowls at the jack located in the middle of the green. The winner for February was Eric Neilsen, for March was Pam Sande and for April was Jeff Vanderhayden.

nRon Leve

13th Annual Oakmont Car Show

WHEN: Saturday, May 23 TIME: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center We will be showcasing many cars dating from 1913 through the present. We will also have some recent exotics we would all like to own. These cars are from right here in Oakmont, Kenwood, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. Bring your friends, cameras and memories, and find the special car from your past. Chat with the owners and share your stories with us. We will supply the cars and fun. Hot dogs and hamburgers for purchase will be provided by the Oakmont Village Market. For more information, call me at 539-2802.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

nTom Kendrick

The Pickleball Corner

Last week a couple walking their dog near the temporary pickleball courts was overheard. “What’s that?” she asked. “Tennis for old people,” he replied. Wait a minute—I resemble that remark! It’s a hot topic in Oakmont—will pickleball courts be built behind the Berger? The Pickleball Club continues to grow and we need more courts. Tennis players want their space back. Opponents are concerned about noise, views and spending. Our new OVA Board is being bombarded from all sides. (What? You mean to tell me these people are volunteers? They’re not getting paid for this? You’re kidding, right?). Thousands spent to date on plans, architectural drawings, and studies. Yikes! Break out the beta-blockers, roll me up some medicinal herb, where are my blood-pressure pills? Here are a couple of posts from Nextdoor Oakmont, our own social website: “… Absolutely no justification for the project …” “ … Let the board do their job …” “ … Can anyone recommend a good dermatologist?” (Wait, how did that get in there?) And my personal favorite: “ …I’m for enjoying as much happy noise as possible—we have an eternity of quiet ahead of us.” Seriously though, our new board has some difficult decisions to make, and John Lydgates’s famous quote rings as true now as it did in 1400: “You can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” Stay tuned, Oakmont.

Newcomer Day

A recent visit to Monday’s newcomer orientation day saw 14 players paying close attention to instructor Pennijean Savage, (known to all as PJ), as she told them, “Watch the ball! Stay out of the kitchen! Be careful—you’re not 60 anymore!” I was in awe as I watched this quiet, humble lady patiently teach the enthusiastic newbies.

WHEN: Seven days from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Early play, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8–9 a.m. (quiet balls only). All skill levels. No reservations required. WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice people. ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. We have loaner paddles available. WEBSITE: https://oakmontpickleball.shutterfly. com NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: Mondays from 9–10 a.m. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266, Email

nMary Ellen King, OCCC List Coordinator

Shared care for kitty when you’re away

Cat Care Coop members share care and feeding for kitty when traveling or during other times of need. All arrangements for care are made directly between members. We have members all over Oakmont so it’s easy to fine help near when you need it. Keep our list growing—join today! It’s free! It’s easy! It works! Please contact me for information and listing at 849-1581.

Tennis Club

nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson

time. Saturday drop-in tennis is suspended when there is an OTC tournament.


Meet Play Love tennis event held at East and West Courts


Please join us for S.W.A.T. (Some Wine after Tennis), June 6, 5 p.m., West Rec. Use the coupon below (or downloaded from the OTC website) to sign up by May 29. We’re serving everyone’s favorite Secret Family Recipe (fried chicken, coleslaw, biscuits). Bring a bottle of wine to trade (yes, trade). And, we’ll be auctioning a case of wine. Dress code: Kentucky Derby. No high heels— bring your non-scuff dancing (tennis) shoes. We’ll be crankin’ up the tunes and dancin’ off the calories. If interested in donating a dessert—feel free.


PJ Savage instructs a group of beginners

Oakmont Cat Care Cooperative

Club members are invited to participate in the Oakmont Open. To register by June 2, contact Sumner Johnson (; 539-3758) or sign up on the OTC bulletin board after May 19. Provide your name, phone number and skill level (A, B or C). Meet at the West Courts, June 6, 8 a.m. where light refreshments will be served (play at East and West Courts). If you’re not playing, come out to cheer on your friends.

Team Oakmont is traveling far and wide in Sonoma and neighboring counties to represent the community in USTA leagues. Congratulations to the 7.0 Mixed Doubles team who finished first in an age 40 and over league! It was a valiant effort in the league playoffs, but the team did not advance. Currently, Team Oakmont club members are competing in two “age 65 and over” leagues: 4.0 Men’s Doubles and 3.5 Women’s Doubles.


Club members are reminded to visit the OTC website for the latest news, events and pictures.


For $20 per year, you get advance registration for social events at a lower cost, free tennis tournaments, free novice and intermediate-level tennis lessons, three ball machines, opportunities to play in external leagues, spontaneous gatherings and the company of friendly folks. To join, contact Membership Director, Paula Lewis, 332-0433, paulalewis@


Last Monday’s newcomer group

Pickleball membership—134, with 26 in the last four months!

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, take a walk some morning up behind the East Rec. Center and observe the Aged Adolescents as they dink, drop and volley—should be good for a laugh. WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome. WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4

You don’t need to be a tennis club member to participate in drop-in tennis. It is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at the West Courts, hosted, respectively, by club members Sumner Johnson and Hanns Ullrich. There are regular attendees but the overall group varies from week to week. No need to sign up. Just show up with your racket and non-scuff court shoes. Tennis Club members also are welcomed—get in some extra court

Mark Attebery (AKA Sponge Bob) and Paula Lewis, Spring Fling (photo by Doug Smith)

Too cool for school— deejay Tom Kendrick (photo by Doug Smith)

S(ome) W(ine) a(fter) T(ennis) Gala sign-up form Saturday, June 6, 5 pm, West Tennis Courts Name(s): ______________________________________________________________________________________ # of members at $15 __________ # of non-members at $20 __________ Total enclosed $___________ Phone________________________________________


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015


nSusan Lynn

Garden Club

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”—John Lennon Tomorrow’s sellout celebration with Nathan Owens and the Legends of Motown should be another fantastic event, so for all of you who will be attending, remember that doors open at 5 p.m. If you’re not going to be at the party, you can still have a great evening by joining us at the Berger Center. Make a plan to meet your friends for an outdoor dinner. With four food trucks, there’s sure to be something for every palate, and the Boomers will provide tables and chairs on the patio. What’s for dinner? Choose from Wurst House Grill, El Coyote, or Sushi Shoubu. For dessert, Cookie Take a Bite will offer tasty sweet treats. Wurst House Grill will also be selling beer and wine. WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 5 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Cash for the food trucks

and avoid being shut out. To pay by check, fill out the coupon below and leave it (with your check made payable to Oakmont Boomers) in the Boomers’ folder in the OVA Office. To join, sign up in minutes on our website. Just go to and follow the prompts. It’s the fastest, easiest way to become an official Oakmont Boomer, and you do not need to set up a PayPal account. Check out our Boomerville video and photos from prior events, or start a conversation in the forum. If you have any problem with the website or PayPal, contact for assistance. WHEN: Saturday, June 20 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 5:30–9:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. PRICE: $15 per member/guest (one guest per member) BRING: Cash for the Food Trucks, BYOB

What’s next?

July: Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story

All I can say is, we’re so excited that the fabulous Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band is coming back to Oakmont! Dance to your favorite tunes from every decade from the ‘50s on. This dynamic band brings glitz, glitter and glamour, and a show that will have you on your feet and begging for more! If you’ve missed their performances in the past, you owe it to yourself to be there. Forrest Fire BBQ, Fish on Chips, and El Coronel Food Trucks will be available to everyone, so you can enjoy an outdoor dinner and celebrate the beginning of summer. Top off your meal with yummy treats from Crumb Hither Gourmet Cupcakes. This event is open to Boomers and their guests, and in order to accommodate more members, we’re limiting guests to one per member. This event will sell out quickly, so make your reservation online now

Your Boomers Board is taking some time off this summer, so there will not be a monthly social in July. Instead, we encourage you to join us at the 6th Street Playhouse July 16 for Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. The show tells the story of Buddy’s rise to fame, from 1957 until his tragic death on February 3, 1959. We’re in the process of making plans for a pre-show dinner at several downtown restaurants, so watch this space for more information in upcoming issues. You can order your tickets online at, and don’t forget to ask for the senior rate! WHEN: Thursday, July 16 WHERE: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa COST: $25 for seniors

Summer Fun

Transcendence Theatre Group returns in June with their fabulous Broadway Under the Stars productions at Jack London Park. It is important for us to support these local groups (or they’ll go away), and every show also helps support the park. Check out the schedule and order tickets at P.S. Boomers rocked Trivia Night at the Quail Inn!


Cost is $15 per member and non-member guest. Limit of one non-member guest per member. The two options you have to register for seating for this event are: 1. Reserved table for eight: reservation must be accompanied by full payment of $120. The names of all the people sitting at the table must be listed. Please be sure to include a party name for your table–e.g., Smith Party

Individual names_______________________________________________________________________________ Party name_______________________________________________________ Amount enclosed_____________ 2. Unreserved seating: there will be several unreserved tables available. If you chose unreserved seating and wish to sit with friends, you should plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. Full payment must accompany registration.

nPeggy Dombeck


“I have a garden of my own, but so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess to be a little wilderness.” Andrew Marvell


Sandy Metzger, master gardener, will talk about “Habitat Gardening for Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Bugs.” She’ll discuss garden conditions favored by wildlife and how thoughtful planning for these creatures creates a healthy garden. In her colorful slide show she’ll present many varieties of flowers and shrubs, all of which grow well in Sonoma County and most of which are drought tolerant. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, May 19 at the Berger Center TIME: Coffee, tea and socializing at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting from 10–11:15 a.m.


We will tour another five lovely Oakmont gardens. Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at the May meeting or contact Jean Whitridge at to reserve your spot. Deadline for sign-up is June 11. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 16, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form car-pools; tour is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; please be on time—we start promptly.


• Set out tropicals and subtropicals such as bougainvillea, hibiscus, and mandevilla to be established over the warm season. Plant in a protected site like a south-facing wall or beneath an overhang. • Be vigilant: check for insects and diseases and treat them immediately. Apply mulch to bare ground. • Summer crops including corn, squash, and tomatoes need nutrient-rich soil to thrive. Before you plant these edibles, till a 4–6” layer of compost into beds. • Continue sowing carrots, beets, radishes, salad greens, dill. With salad greens, select heat-resistant varieties now for best results as they’ll bump into warmer weather. Direct-sow more kale and chard, too. • Before apples, Asian pears, nectarines, and peaches reach an inch in diameter, gently twist off enough fruit to allow 4–6” between remaining fruit. This improves the size of the remaining fruit, reduces the risk of broken branches, and keeps trees producing well annually rather than in alternate years. • If you get a little stream of soil leaking out of the drainage holes of your containers, place a small piece of window screening over the bottom of the hole to keep the soil from escaping. Pests will also be discouraged from coming in through the bottom and using it as a hideout.

Name_________________________________________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed_____________ The deadline for reservations is 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, but we usually sell out early, so don’t delay. You may also register and pay online@ If you have questions, contact events@

nPete Hardy


WHEN: Wednesday, May 20 TIME: 4 p.m. WHERE: Star of the Valley Parish Center, 495 White Oak Dr. COST: Bingo cards $2 each; Miller Hot Dogs, chili, cole slaw and dessert $6 All are welcome. If you don’t play bingo, come for dinner at approx. 5:15 p.m.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Water Fitness

Fitness Club

nTom Pugliese, Fitness Club Board

What is LSVT Big?

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 1:30–2:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center The OFC is hosting a presentation by Robert Leavitt, PT, MPT, MSC, JSCC, VP of Operations at Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (OSPT), and Sarina Ferguson, PT, MS Staff Physical Therapist at OSPT Oakmont. Learn more about this exercise regimen that was developed specifically to address the movement impairments for people with Parkinson’s disease and other similar neurologic impairments and related deficits. The presentation will review the development of the program, theory it is based upon, research behind it, method of delivery and will outline and demonstrate the exercises as per the protocol. The exercise program is designed to increase amplitude of limb and body movement (Bigness) in the areas of trunk rotation, balance reactions and gait. These specific exercises have been shown to improve speed of movement (upper/lower limbs), balance and quality of life. In addition to the short-term gains mentioned, people with Parkinson’s disease have been able to maintain these improvements well after completion of the therapy. Robert is a 1993 graduate of UC Davis with a BS in Physical Education and completed his MPT from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1995. In 2006 he became a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. Robert is certified in Strain Counterstrain, an innovative technique to restore range of motion and ease pain. The PGA has certified Robert for golf-related strengthening and conditioning. In 2011 he gained certification in LSVT BIG, an innovative whole body approach for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Sarina is a 2004 graduate of Sacramento State with a BS in Kinesiology, Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation and received a MS in Physical Therapy in 2006. She has training in the Strain Counterstrain technique, and custom foot-orthotic casting and fitting. Sarina specializes in geriatrics and is also a certified LSVT Big practitioner. The treatment strategy combines the benefits of focused manual therapy, targeted exercise, treatment tools to improve healing, balance retraining, and movement re-education. Results are achieved through working with patients to develop an integrated functional approach to wellness, improving performance, promoting health and facilitating fitness. A $5 donation is requested for non-members. Membership forms are available at the gym, online at our website ofcoakmont/home or at the sign-in table during the event.

nCathy Rapp

Do you like to sleep in? Later water fitness classes are available on Monday, Wednesday and now Friday! Julie’s drop-in class at 9:45 a.m. on Fridays ($5 fee through June 12) has been very popular. Shake it up a bit with Mary two days a week and Julie on Fridays. You’ll get two great approaches for a full-body workout. It’s not a competition—go at your own pace. If you have a hitch in your git-a-long, the instructors will help you tailor the exercises to meet your needs. Water aerobics classes are being held at the Central Pool for the next few months while the West Pool is under construction. To add your name to the water aerobics E-mail list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain (really?) or pool closures and our return to the West Pool, contact me at 5379281 or

Oakmont Health Initiative Free Fitness Classes

nTeresa Woodrum

Mondays, 9–10 AM, Berger Center

JoRene’s YMCA Healthy Living: Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body.

Wednesdays, 9–10 am, berger center

An exciting rotation of instructors from YMCA Healthy Living.

spring 2015 water aerobics schedule Central Pool until west rec. remodel is complete

Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available for use. Free Classes through SRJC: Note: these classes run on the college calendar with breaks between sessions. Participants may decide to continue the classes during the break on a fee basis. Monday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Friday: 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie (beginning June 19) Classes with a fee or free using a CD/boom box: Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee); 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie ($5) through June 12


nJanet Seaforth, Instructor

Qigong practice gives us the opportunity to relax and heal ourselves. Good health is dependent on diet and exercise. For the body to remain in a state of health it needs to clean out the old used energy, dead cells and waste products as well as removing any pathogens. Qigong’s simple movements are designed to cleanse the body. The old stale products are pushed out through movement, making way for fresh energy, more oxygen to feed the cells, more nutrients for processing the body’s needs. The simple relaxed movements of Qigong calm the nerves, everything works better; mind, body and spirit. The meditative postures allow natural energy flow for peace and clarity. “Where there is movement there is life” WHEN: Friday 8:30–9:30 a.m. WHERE: West Center downstairs COST: $40/mo. or $15 drop in session Everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothes, most movements done from a standing position. Practice DVD is available for home use. I have over 30 years teaching experience. Call me at 894-7345 or E-mail to


Fridays, 9–10:15 AM, Berger Center

Stretch, Body Conditioning and Balance—SRJC Class: Exercises are done standing, sitting in a chair and on the mat. Equipment: The most important thing to bring to class is probably the party attitude. You are here to relax and have fun, really enjoy yourself, to move, to listena nd feel the music and have a good time. Nonskid yoga mats, Therabands (available in class for $5), athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, water bottle and hand towel (which can double as a cushion for your knees or roll to fit nicely under your neck as a cervical support). For more details on classes and instructors, please visit the Oakmont Health Initiative website: https://

Word to the wise

A fall may cause serious injury. If you are new to exercise, keep your steps very small, do not cross your feet and bend your knees to keep your center of gravity low. Be careful dear ones. Choose the entry level that is right for you, and then watch the improvement. YMCA’s Monday and Wednesday classes are designed for active adults. Friday Free Fitness class is a gentle stretch, body conditioning and balance class and a nice place to begin your exercise program. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. We recommend you to start with a smaller paid class or personal trainer. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen.

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Tai Chi for Beginners nDr. Katy Ha, Faculty Sonoma State University

We would love to invite you to a fun five-week workshop specifically designed for the senior who has never tried Tai Chi before. We will introduce you to the gentle exercises practiced all over China to reduce stress, increase circulation and improve balance and agility. We meet Thursdays from 9–l0 a.m. in the Upper Rec. Center. Tuition is $75 for the five classes and pre-registration is required by calling me at 318-5284. Thursdays do not have to be consecutive. I am looking forward to meeting you and you can start any time

Saturday Morning Meditation nSheila Madden, Facilitator

Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. since 2005. A 40-minute period of silence is preceded by a short dharma talk about meditation principles, chiefly (but not exclusively) based on Buddhist ideas. We sit in a circle on comfortable chairs, but anyone who prefers to sit formally on a floor cushion is welcome to bring one and use it. I have been a meditator for 37 years and have been teaching meditation since the mid-1980’s. Beginning meditators are advised to call me in advance at 538-1716 for some tips on the how-to’s of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B NOTE: Tuesday afternoon meditation has been restored. If you would like to join a group of 8–10 people who simply sit together in silence for 40 minutes, come to the Art Room in the Central Activities Center, from 4–4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Interval Training

nJohn Phillips

Call it what you want, it is a fantastic workout. It promotes fat loss, muscle tone, and improves endurance. WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. WHERE: At the lower level of the West Rec. Building EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Light hand weights, none slip mat, and water COST: $5 drop-in, 10 sessions $50, first session free Come on by and join us. You will be amazed at how much you can get done in 45 minutes!

nBridget Mendoza, Activities Assistant

free Classes Available at Oakmont Gardens

Mon., Wed., Fri., 9–10:30 a.m.: Beginning/Intermediate Exercise Tues., 9–10:30 a.m.: US History Tues., Thurs, 9:50-11:20 a.m.: Intermediate/Advance Exercise with Aerobics Thurs., 10:15–11:45 a.m.: Classical and Popular Music Appreciation Thurs., 1–2:30 p.m.: History of Film through the Decades Fri., 1–4 p.m.: Watercolor Art Class Sat., 10–11:30 a.m.: Everyday Ethics

nAl Haggerty


What’s a “scrum,” a “lineout,” a “ruck?” These rugby terms will be explained along with a thorough explanation of all things rugby by Oakmont resident Mike Harris at the Sons in Retirement (SIR) May 27 luncheon in Oakmont. After playing rugby in England and San Francisco, Mike is uniquely qualified to bring everyone up to speed for the upcoming Rugby World Cup Tournament, which will be hosted by England Sept. 18–Oct. 31. He will explain why the sport is not a chaotic collection of indecipherable movements and haphazard collisions. Instead, it is a highly technical sport organized with specific rules governing all aspects of play. Mike will explain what the USA and Bay Area rugby teams contribute to the game going back to the early 1900’s and whether the USA will field a team in the World Cup. Mike spent 33 years at the United Airlines Maintenance Operation Center at SFO. He retired 11 years ago as the manufacturing engineering manager of 70 engineers developing and implementing repairs of turbine engines, landing gear and other flight control components. He and his wife, Beverly, moved to Oakmont in 2008. Mike is vice president and former president and treasurer of the Fitness Club. SIR Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive. Our social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Any Oakmont men interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Vic Grail at 539-9574 or Don Green at 539 -2046.

PC Users Group

nJerry Thompson

Saturday, May 16 Ronnie Roche: Getting Started With Yosemite!

Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE)

Ronnie picks up after our April meeting on the Mac upgrade path with an overview Mac OS 10.10— Yosemite! and a quick look at Photo. TIME: 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. Meeting WHERE: We are still at the East Rec.! WEBSITE:

COPE is in the process of upgrading its method of communication with neighborhood team leaders who have Internet access. We welcome and greatly appreciate Sandy Ratliff who has volunteered to be our COPE Correspondent. She will manage our COPE E-Mail Address Book. Every four months, she will send out reminders for team leaders to check their neighborhoods for any changes and provide them to me for a block diagram update. Sandy will also inform leaders of meetings they might be interested in attending. Please notify Sandy at of your name, E-mail address and COPE team code (upper right-hand corner of block diagram) or do so in the future when you sign up for one. Feel free to call me at 539-2543, if you have any questions or concerns and to learn how easy it is to become a neighborhood team leader. Our coverage currently includes 85% of Oakmont and we continue to strive to reach 100%. Your help is always much appreciated!

Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: at any meeting; a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Or you may put your check into our file in the OVA Office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.

nSue Hattendorf, COPE Director

SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53



If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649 and Stephen Henry, 542-4668. Both are Certified Apple Consultants. General questions please call me at 539-3079 or E-mail

A free service to our membership

Send your Mac questions by E-mail to the following e-mail address: An OakMUG Mac expert will either get you an answer or will recommend someone who can.

ipad SIG: Show Up and Share

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center CIRCLE LEADER: Claudine Simpson

nBarbara G. Dudley


From now until September 14, the PC Users Group goes on hiatus for the summer. Be sure to take the longer and warmer days and enjoy the outdoors while the group is on vacation.


Like its colleague, the OCLC, too, goes on summer hiatus. However, during that break, you can view a list of possible classes, including class descriptions, by visiting, and then clicking on the “Oakmont Computer Learning Center” heading (link).


During this break, you still can find information on the group and its announcements on our Home page on our site. In addition, you can read timely articles about Windows-PC issues in our past newsletters, access information about past programs, find out about your board, and review Help articles and other useful information. We need you to know, as well, that we welcome comments and suggestions for this site. Please, send your insights to Webmaster Krystine at or Scribe, Barbara, at


If you live in Oakmont and want personal WindowsPC help, group members are happy to assist you, free of charge. Call our experts: Phil Kenny at 538-2075, Dan Gaffney at (916) 878-9538, or Gordon Ramsey at 538-4981.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

nSusan Ramsey

Single Boomers Social Club

Please remember to open and check your Evites so you’ll get the latest and greatest on the upcoming events. Mark your calendars for the events below: Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Classic Car Show: Join other Single Boomers at the Classic Car Show at Berger Center. Gather at the Oakmont Drive area. Bring a chair or blanket brown bag lunch or purchase food on location. Friday, June 5, 5:30, Funky Friday Music Event: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, music by Second Line, a New Orleans-influenced funk band. Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kenwood 4th of July Parade and Picnic: Join other Single Boomers to watch the local parade, then stay afterwards for picnic and live music. Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Johnson’s Beach Fun Day: We’ll be gathering to spend the day in the sun and water. Don’t forget your sunscreen! More details for the above events will be sent out to SBSC members via Evite invitation for RSVP response.

Oakie Folkies

address so that you will receive all information of upcoming events.


If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out the application form and drop off your $12 check to the designated SBSC folder located at the OVA Office. Please be sure to include your E-mail

Single Boomers enjoyed a great dinner at Palooza in Kenwood and then had an opportunity to try their skills later at Ping Pong

Single Bomers Social club membership FORM

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC Folder along with your check to Single Boomers Social Club (SBSC), in the amount of $12. Please print. Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Date:_______________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder). Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Wii Bowling—Oakmont Lanes

nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Sugar at 539-6295, or stop by the former Curves location on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action (no bowling fourth Tuesdays). See for club information and Summer 2015 League schedule. Bowling date for May: May 19. No bowling May 26—fourth Tuesday.


On May 5 we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a chicken enchilada casserole lunch prepared by Juan and Virgina Fuentes with salad and drinks. Thank you Juan and Virgina. We also had a Cinco de Mayo (5/5) bowling challenge where a bowler must get five strikes in a row in any game or get a score of 155 or 255 in any game to win a $5 Safeway gift card. One gift per bowler. Winners will be announced in June 1 article.


No bowling June 2—OVA Board will be using the West Rec. for a workshop. BBQ lunch on June 9, 1–2:30 p.m.

RESULTS AS OF APRIL 21 (Week #1 of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, 4 Tops; second place, Wild Turkeys; third place, Pocket Hits; fourth place, Alley Oops; fifth place, Wii Four; sixth place, Strikers. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 299; Terry Leuthner, 234; Christian van den Berghe, 234. Women’s High Games: Robin Schudel, 300; Sandy Osheroff, 299; Mariel Green, 235; Peggy Ensley, 234; Sandy Wald, 234; Sue Bowman, 229; Kathryn Miller, 222; Germaine Byrne, 221; Vicki Robinson, 215; Phyllis Jennings, 213; Carolyn Fredrickson, 209; Florence Palica, 202. High Game Sub: Elisabeth LaPointe, 235. 3:15 PM League: tied for first place, King Pins, Wii Power and Pin Heads; tied for fourth place, Strike Outs, High Rollers and Strikes and Spares. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 254; Scott Harris, 222; Juan Fuentes, 212; Mark Attebery, 210. Women’s High Games: Jan Blackburn, 300; Mollie Atkinson, 287; Maurine Bennett, 265; Diane Price, 224; Pat Stokes, 223; Debbie Miller, 222; Barbara Ford, 210; Helen Herbert, 200. High Game Sub: Terry Leuthner. 237.

nJanet Dove

It’s Good to be Home!

We are excited to be back in the Upper West Rec. Center for our Wednesday evening jams. The space looks great, our jam circle is now centered in the room, and the acoustics seem to better than ever! Our only concern: the walls are adorned with (truly stunning) photographs of our neighbors involved in Oakmont activities, but those swimmers and bocce players we see in the photos don’t meet inside the room. Where are the photos of the Oakie Folkies? We’ll have to work on that! The “inaugural” April 22 jam was a nice one. Our music varied from ballads from John F. to rockin’ blues from Bob C. and George W. to some delta blues tunes from John H. to Betty’s “Jamaica Farewell” to Bob C’s “Angel from Montgomery” to my renditions of Kate Wolf songs. The variety of styles and genres of music we can come up with in one evening is impressive. Although our musical backgrounds vary totally, we sure can pull it together to a professional level sometimes. Come on down and join us on any second and fourth Wednesday evening, 7–10 p.m., whether you play or just want to listen. We love meeting new folks, and also welcome back those of you who haven’t been able to join us for a while. Notice: The Oakie Folkies are donating their music to the local Kiwanis Club, at their very popular annual pancake breakfast. You can listen to us and enjoy a yummy breakfast, while supporting a great organization in their fundraising for local charitable efforts. The Kiwanis do great things in the local community! The event will be on Saturday, June 13, at Oakmont Gardens on White Oak Drive. An as-yet-unknown grouping of us will be playing live music at the event between 9–11 a.m. Come on down! Remember the best kept secret in Oakmont for those of you who enjoy singing along and/or hearing old songs you didn’t even remember you missed. The Oakie Folkies perform and ask you to join in, every first Wednesday of the month between 1–3 p.m. in the Oakmont Gardens. All Oakmont residents are encouraged to attend! We’ll loan you song books, let you make requests and even make you laugh! Keep laughing, keep singing! We can help.

Current Events Discussion Group

nTina Lewis

The Current Events group consists of lively discussions of current events, from local to international. Informed comments are voiced from across the political spectrum, from liberals to conservatives. Some prefer to just listen and learn, others offer to moderate. Whatever your comfort level, you will be welcomed when you join us. The discussions are moderated by volunteers within the group, and microphones are passed around to enable everyone to hear. A $1 donation is requested.


May 15: Bernie Palk May 22: Larry Fee May 29: Jim Duport Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an E-mail to


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Bocce News

nLynn Wycoff

The Mother’s Day Tournament has come and gone. Of course most of us are grandmothers or great-grands but we all count as far as bocce is concerned. Pictures of winners will be featured in the next edition. Next in line the Battle of the Sexes Tournament to be held on June 6 has been cancelled due to conflict with the Senior Games. Many of us will be involved in the games on that day. Our teams are practicing hard for the Senior Games in hopes of bringing home medals for the Oakmont club. You may have missed us at the courts recently as we have needed to practice at Julliard Park where the games will be held. The courts down there are quite different so play has to be adjusted. Never fear though, we shall return and hopefully with medals! It has been noticed that some of us are in the habit of arriving late to play. Please try to arrive a little early as it is confusing to have to regroup after teams are set up and starting to play. Your attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated. A reminder to check the courts before you leave for any belongings of yours and that all equipment has been returned to the courts and the umbrellas are down. Several groups have made reservations for use of the courts. Be aware that you may sometimes find them in use. Reservations do not interfere with regularly scheduled play but often are for afternoons or Sunday. To make a reservation call Paul at 537-7019 with your name, date, time and number of courts involved. Keep the sun shining (but not too hot) on the courts. See you there!

Visual Aids Workshop Helps Thousands

Oakmont Community Church

nLaurie Hartmann, Director of Worship and Arts

Who we are

We are a Christian fellowship assisting and supporting mature adults living out their spiritual faith, being made whole by the Word of God in loving community. You are warmly invited to Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive.

the sermon series The Apostle’s Creed

The Apostle’s Creed is generally regarded as the earliest re-statement or symbol of faith following the establishment of the canon of the Bible. Since 390 AD Christians have been reciting this statement as confirmation of faith and baptism. During the winter and spring Pastor Dan Melligan will present the Bible’s teaching on each of the articles of the creed.

Sunday, May 17

Dan Beach will be preaching from the Apostle’s Creed on the “Forgiveness of Sins.” Esther Judson will be at the keyboards and 12-year-old Erik Pak will also be at the piano and violin. Bob Lappin and Bambi Stanz will be leading in song. Join us after church for a luncheon in honor of Doreen Burwell’s 90th Birthday! Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, May 24

Greg Fauss will preach on the “Resurrection of the Body” from the creed. Debbie Knapp will be at the piano. Jonathan Carr, Laurie Hartmann and Roxanne Rogers will be leading us in song.

Sunday, May 31

Dan Beach will be preaching from the creed, “I believe in Life Everlasting.” This will be the final sermon from the Apostle’s Creed. Rose McCoy will be at the piano.

nBarbara Milan

WHEN: Mondays, 9–11 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Since the inception of the Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop in 1971, over 100,000 tactile aids have been sent free of charge to educators and parents of visually and mentally impaired children throughout the world. Volunteers are always needed to help create these valuable materials. Join us any Monday at the West Rec. to see if you would like to be a part of this very important group. For more information call me at 538-5321.

Thursday Night Couples Bridge

nLynn Wycoff

Calling all bridge players!

Do you know we have an active group that meets twice a month for a friendly game of bridge? We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to about 9:40 p.m. We play four rounds of 40 minutes each and change partners with each round. There are table prizes for high score, a grand prize for high score of the evening, and prizes for slams. We are a sociable group with coffee, teas and refreshments provided. To join us you need to have a partner and then just show up. It costs $1 to play. Check us out! For more information call Paul Wycoff or me at 537-7019.

nJulie Jones

Library Lines

To Nag—annoying by persistent faultfinding, complaints or demands. First in a series. Patrons of the Oakmont Village Library look forward to finding new donations in the media collection—dramas, comedies, TV or documentaries. So it is disappointing when new donations arrive without all the discs included. Here is a list of recent donations received incomplete. If you were the generous person that forgot to include a disc, please bring it in. Thank you. Action Pack—eight films no disc, Red Skelton Show, Holiday, Friends to the Rescue, Judy Garland—four-disc set missing “Robert Goullet and Phil Silvers Special;” Rick Steve’s Europe set missing “London and Paris.” Unfortunately some DVDs go out but the cases come back empty or missing a disc. That really disappoints patrons who are looking for that favorite film. So, here is a partial list of missing discs. If you have one of them, please return them now. Thank you. Dramas: A Farewell to Arms, Annie Hall, Billy Jack— four-DVDs set minus “The Trial of Billy Jack;” Born Romantic, Boys Town, Casino Royal 007—two-DVDs set (minus disc #1); Carlito’s Way—two-DVDs set (minus disc #1); The Clearing, The Conversation, Duplicity, Elephant, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain, Frailty, Frantic/Presumed Innocent, Freedomland, Greatest Classic Films—four-DVDs set (minus disc #1 and 2); The Great American Western— two-DVDs set, seven movies; Green Zone, Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Lord of the Rings—The Fellowship of the Ring (minus disc #1); and Morning Glory. More nagging in the next column!

Table Tennis

nKay Kim

Table Tennis is an excellent exercise for the body, hand/eye coordination and special brain activity. We have an active Table Tennis Club in Oakmont Village. Come and join us to enjoy yourself. All skill levels are welcome. We play at the newlyinnovated West Recreation Center upstairs as per following schedule: Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 12 noon–2:30 p.m. Thursdays: 3–5:30 p.m. Fridays: 3–5:30 p.m. Sundays: 12 noon–4:30 p.m. For Sunday play, you must bring your own partner. If you have any questions, call me at 539-4111 or call Bob Vogenthaler at 537-3040.

Saturday Morning Bridge

nTom Conley

You are invited to join us for Contract Bridge on Saturday morning. We meet every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the CAC card room and play four rounds of six hands each, usually finishing around noon. You don’t need a partner to participate. All you need is enthusiasm, some experience and $1. If you recently started playing bridge or are a veteran, you never stop learning about the game. This includes keeping abreast of new techniques, or just developing and maintaining your skills. It’s a good way to meet other bridge players in Oakmont. There’s nothing like starting Saturday off with an energizing game of bridge to get the brain cells working. To get more information or to just join the group, please contact me at 537-9402 no later than the preceding Thursday to reserve your place.

American Mah Jongg Club

nMarie Haverson

We thank you for your continued support and making this such a fun club!

Attention all Oakmont residents of all ages

If you don’t mind getting out of the house for a few hours on the first and third Monday of every month, if you don’t mind meeting new friends and having a great time in the process, then American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on May 18. We meet on the first and the third Monday of every month. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. We still have some openings for experienced players only at this time. For more information please contact me by calling at 539-6666 or E-mail to haversonm@ We have a great bunch of Mah Jongg players. You will have a great time and meet some fun people. So call or E-mail today. Look forward to hearing from you.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Buddhist Meeting

Cal Alumni Club

nPennijean Savage

may 30—It Is The Heart That Is Important

nMark Randol

“When our life state changes, the way things appear to us changes too. That is the teaching of Nichiren Buddhism.”—Living Buddhism, May 2015, p. 50. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, May 30 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 538-3369 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.

nBarbara Bowman


The May Saddle Club dinner will be held on Thursday, May 21. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. This month, there will be a Cinco de Mayo theme with chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, green salad, chips and salsa, and Dulce de Leche ice cream for dessert. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The price includes cocktails before dinner, tax, and gratuity. Reservations in advance a must and are due by Monday, May 18. Please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive. For additional information about the Cal Alumni Club, please contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes, at 537-9631, or go to the club’s website: www.

Sleep Apnea Group

nBob Flandermeyer

Come and join us for an informal exchange of experiences with the equipment required, as well as new sources of supplies, technical people and any other pertinent subject. These meetings are especially helpful to those about to start or just starting to use the equipment. First-time attendees and new users of the apnea equipment please call me at 538-5277 before the meeting, so we can have enough long-time users to answer questions and pass on their experience. DATE: First Tuesday of every other month (June 2) TIME: 1–3 p.m. WHERE: Room G in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff. NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible

Sunday, May 17, 2 pm 7 BOXES

In a densely crowded outdoor Paraguayan market, a butcher offers 17-year-old delivery boy, Victor, $100 to transport seven sealed boxes to a drop-off point. To Victor, who dreams of becoming famous and especially wants a cell phone, this task seems simple—until he finds himself pursued by the cops. This rare film out of Paraguay is full of suspense, humor, appealing characters and exciting camera work. Critically received, it earned several film festival awards. (2012), NR, 105 minutes. (In Spanish.)


Small-time con man Freddy (Steve Martin) butts heads with Lawrence (Michael Caine), a successful European swindler working the Riviera. Hoping to get rid of one another, they make a loser-leaves bet to scam the fortunes of a wealthy American heiress. Martin and Caine exhibit terrific on-screen chemistry, with their hilarious battle of wits and double-crosses, which lead to a twist-ending surprise. Toss in an upbeat jazzy screen score and beautiful scenery. Caine garnered a Golden Globe nomination. (1988), PG, 110 minutes.


After divorcing, a mother (Patricia Arquette) and father (Ethan Hawke) continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. As the years roll by, the relationship among the three characters evolve as well. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, director Richard Linklater’s film is a groundbreaking story. The movie won many awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Film, and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Arquette. (2014), R, 164 minutes.

Sunday, May 31, 7 pm THE 100-FOOT JOURNEY

Relocating from India to a quiet village in the south of France, chef Hasdan Kasdam and his family open a restaurant called Maison Mumbai. But when their business starts to thrive, a competing restauranteur (Helen Mirren), who has been after another Michelin star, launches a war between the eateries. A flavorful blend of comedy and drama, as well as a feast for the eyes. Mirren, working her magic once again, leads a strong cast in this culture-clash film. (2014), PG, 122 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m.: 7 Boxes, (2012), NR, 105 minutes (In Spanish.) Sunday, May 17, 7 p.m.: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, (1988), PG, 110 minutes. Sunday, May 24: No films shown—Memorial Day Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m.: Boyhood, (2014), R, 164 minutes. Sunday, May 31, 7 p.m.: The 100-Foot Journey, (2014), PG, 122 minutes.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

The Enocureans

nEllen Leznik

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.”— Michael Broadbent

Thursday, May 28, 6:30–9 pm: Dinner at Taverna Sofia in Healdsburg

For our next event we are going to Taverna Sofia, a wonderful Greek restaurant located one block off the Plaza in Healdsburg. Chef-owner Sofia, who was born and raised in Greece, will prepare for us a tasting menu of traditional foods of her homeland paired beautifully with Greek wines that you rarely find here. We will have the exclusive use of the restaurant’s heated patio with communal seating at long tables and food served family style, so you will feel like you are having dinner with your newly-discovered Greek family. And yes, there will be a belly dancer to spice up our evening. You may even decide to join in yourself in a Greek dance or two. Opa!


Appetizer: Mezze Plate—Dolmas, spanakopita, tzatziki, feta cheese and Kalamata olives served with pita bread wedges. Wine Pairing: Velvet, sparkling Brut—Korinthos, Greece 2010. Salad: Pear Salad—locally grown organic sliced

h nMilton Andrew

crunchy Bartlett pears topped with a nest of baby spinach, caramelized walnuts, and finely diced tomatoes. Served with sweet red peppers stuffed with Greek Manouri (goat or sheep milk) cheese, and drizzled with Taverna Sofia’s house vinaigrette Wine Pairing: Malagouzia, Domaine Porto Carras 2012—an ancient Greek variety dry white wine, regional wine of Sithonia. Entrées: Moussaka (Sofia’s Signature Dish)—layers of deep-fried eggplant and spiced ground beef topped with a layer of béchamel sauce and Kefalograviera cheese; Souvlaki—mini skewers of flame-grilled marinated chicken and lamb with bell peppers and onions. Wine Pairing for both entrées: Oenophoros Daphnis and Chloe, Lesvos, Greece 2010—deep red wine with notes of red berries and spices. Dessert: Sofia’s Signature Baklava—a unique take on a traditional favorite. Pistachios, walnuts and almonds spiced with cinnamon, cloves and sugar. Baked in crispy phyllo dough and drizzled with a light honey citrus syrup. Wine Pairing: Mavrodaphne, Patras, Greece 2009— famous Greek dessert wine. The event fee is $56 per person for members, $61 for non-members. To make your reservations, for any information about this event or joining The Enocureans, please contact me at

Poet’s Corner



The alphabet, I’ve heard them say, some Greek in eons past Assembled all those letters, knew not his list would last. But picking out the one to start, gave him fits they say, And after many days of thought, began the list with “A.” So much time he’d spent thereon his wife cried, “Let it be!” To which he gladly took the hint and quickly added “B.” And we all know, from daily use, which should be number three. Yeah, what’s more apt to follow, that “a” and “b” than “C?” Now on a roll and with less thought he quickly added “D,” And for no other reason that it rhymed he jotted in the “E.” Once more his wife got on his case so “F” was added fast, With speed he entered letter “G,” by now he felt harassed. The “H” and “I” fell into place as did the “J” and “K,” The “L” and “M” and even “N” writ in without delay. By now he’d reached the halfway point so marked it with an “O” Then added “P” but realized he still had ways to go. So “Q” and “R” and “S” and “T” were added in much haste, Since now his candle, burning low, he hadn’t time to waste. To hi the “U” and “V” and “W” seemed so much the same, He lumped them here together, completion was his aim. He still had “X” and “Y” and “Z” when wife was back again, So with speed he wrote the in and put away his pen. Now I confess, about said Greek, t’was mostly mainly rumor, I added that, all on my own, to add a little humor. Still, in all, it had to be some scholar smart and eager, Who in the end, had to know, his rewards would be meager.

Duplicate Bridge

nBob Stinson

Come join us for duplicate bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Club plays twice a week in the Central Activities Center card room, Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM and Friday afternoon at 12:30 PM. Our Duplicate Bridge Club is a friendly, low-key group who enjoy a more challenging way of playing bridge. There is a small fee, currently $3, which pays for a professional club director who organizes and officiates the game. The fee also pays for our club membership with the American Contract Bridge League. We enjoy coaching newcomers to our ranks. Firsttime players may play for free, but you need to remind the recorder if you are a first-timer. What is Duplicate? In social bridge, a new hand is dealt every time and a player’s score often reflects quite a bit of luck. In duplicate bridge the hands are dealt only once, and then played by nearly everyone. Your overall score is based on how well you do, compared to everyone else who played those hands. Another significant difference is that bidding is silent and uses colored bid cards from a bid box. If you enjoy bridge and want a fun, friendly and competitive way to improve your skills, bring your partner and try us out. General information and partnerships: Marilyn Hillendahl, 833-1032.

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf PRESS RELEASE nBill Myers

The “Funky Fridays” live music series began in 2013 as a fund-raiser to save Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The park had been closed due to state budget problems and was reopened by a group of non-profits known collectively as Team Sugarloaf. Now beginning its third season, Funky Fridays has become the premier outdoor concert venue in Sonoma County. The sun setting on the craggy palisades behind the stage is a unique backdrop. The series is held at the park in Kenwood every Friday evening from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The Oakmont community’s support of this fundraising event has been superb. Funky Fridays contributed over $30,000 to the park last summer. The 2015 16-week schedule is: May 22—The Bruthas, May 29—Ragtag Sullivan, June 5—Second Line, June 12—Gator Nation, June 19—Backtrax, June 26— The Bluesburners, July 3—Funky Dozen, July 10— Rosetown Revue, July 17—Full Steem, July 24—Ten Foot Tone, July 31—Sugarfoot, August 7—The Blues Defenders, August 14—Volker Strifler, August 21— Tommy Thomsen and Wendy Dewitt, August 28—Jami Jamison Band, and September 4—A Case of the Willys! Food and beverages are available at the amphitheater at all concerts. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy some old-time picnic favorites from the menu while listening to music in the meadows or can bring their own snacks, beverages, or an entire picnic. Organizers suggest bringing a blanket or similar groundcover, since there are no picnic tables in the amphitheater area for people planning to share a picnic with family and friends. There are wood benches in the amphitheater, or visitors may bring chairs or a blanket for lawn seating. The affordable ticket price encourages families to attend the concerts together at just $10 for adults and kids 18 and under free. At the kiosk, the parking fee is $8 and guests will be directed to the parking areas. For further information, photos, video clips, and online tickets, visit FunkyFridays.INFO and


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Best prices on Gutter Guard installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429


Specializing in residential re-roofing. Top quality workmanship. Honest and reliable. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #673839. 539-4498.



A to Z home maintenance and repair. Kitchen and bath remodel. Carpentry, tile, plumbing, electric, painting and gardening. No job too small. All phase construction. Lic. #966203. Call Lee Moen, 318-5591.


Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Professional, experienced locksmith for Quality for less. Bonded and insured, all your security needs. Senior discount. free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, 5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell). LCO #2411.




All trades, little fix-its and prickly puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, assemblies, gardening and pruning too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, 539-5217.



Great customer service. 12 years experience, free estimates, Oakmont references. I’ll work with your budget. Lic. #954364. Call Angel, 707-239-1241.


View profiles and direct hire your own caregiver in Sonoma County at www.


Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers served. John Bradford. 578-6305. $40/hour.


Clothing alterations, repairs, updates and household sewing with over 25 years experience. In Rincon Valley. Call 539-0832.


We have daily discounts for seniors and limited delivery. Located at 2425 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa. Call 526-2800.


Want to spruce up your home? Guests this fall? One room at a time or your whole house. Interior and exterior painting. Licensed and insured. Lic. #873519. Call 707-996-4050 for a free estimate.

George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years LYN’S HOUSE/PET SITTING experience. Free estimates. Call George Reliable, caring, mature and at 987-3059. affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or 480-1224 (cell).

Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had ONE WAY PLUMBING, INC. Dependable, experts serving you and a home visit, please call Charlotte at your neighbors with excellence and 538-9050. integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts MIKE’S REPAIR available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your handyman (I can fix just about plumbing needs. anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536THE COMPUTER 9529, emergency—328-6635.


Reasonable rates, free estimates, Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.

Oakmont preferred vendor. Interior/ exterior, power washing, decks, wallpaper removed. Will not be undersold. 575-5581. Lic. #834588.

Oakmont News Classified Rates • Classified ads of 150 spaces or less, (payment to accompany this form) $25 per insert • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 3 months (6 issues) $120 • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 6 months (12 issues) $216 • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 1 year (24 issues) $384

Macular Degeneration?

Pre-owned, low cost, low vision CCTV SYS can help. For sale, or rent with option to purchase program. For more information or a no-obligation demonstration call Jack Donnellan, 595-3790.


I am an avid walker and have started a dog walking, pet sitting business. I have a license with this city and am insured. Available on weekends. References available. Please call Dan Lennox, 526-9154.


Caring for your pets as you would. Over 25 yrs. experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Day OR overnight companionship. House sitting available. Insured and bonded. Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma.


Specializing in doors, screens, Hunter Douglas shutters and blinds, finish carpentry. Supply and installation. Free estimates. Oakmont references. Lic. #527924. 539-3196.


For all your plumbing and heating needs. Local plumbers in business since the late 20th century, licensed, bonded and insured. Same day service is often available. Money-saving coupons! CA Lic. #659920. Please call (707) 996-8683 or go to


Remodels, additions, efficiency and accessibility updates. Helping clients live comfortably in their homes since 1979. Call Craig Lawson, Oakmont Resident, 579-9088. Lic. #377330. Free estimates.


Heating season is here. Furnace check and service, $99. Expert repair, maintenance and unit replacement at low rates. 20 yrs. Experience. Call Bill, 230-0564.


Repairs done onsite or close location (24 Elaine Dr.) 15 yrs. experience. City lic. #303691. Call Ernie, owner, 573-0655.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 13 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.


When quality and reliability count, call on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior Trees, hedges and shrubs done with an and exterior painting specialist, emphasis upon a natural look. Small drywall repairs and textures. Licensed jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806. and insured. Call us for your Free Estimate today! 707-833-2890.




Personal assistance, driving, light housekeeping. Ten years experience. Certified Medical Assistant, excellent DMV record. $17 per hr., 3-hour minimum. Call Paula at 703-6231.


Commercial and residential. Home, office, move-outs. Full service cleaning. Call 548-9482 or E-mail marthal1041@



Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer. VOM Rotary member, computer instructor. References available, many satisfied Oakmont customers. $45/hr. 293-8011.


Home repairman in Sonoma Co. for 30 years. Focus on small jobs, projects and “honey-do” lists. Free estimates, very reasonable rates. Please contact me at or 533-7741. Thank you.

Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many SENIOR CARE ASSISTANT/ years servicing our friends in Oakmont. PERSONAL ASSISTANT 584-5488. Mature, loving, compassionate, trustworthy, dependable woman, seeking FT employment. Driving to CAREGIVERS WANTED doctor’s appointments, monitoring WeCare Home Assistants is looking and issuing medications. Shopping to fill part-time and full-time shifts, and cooking. Errands, house sitting. weekends and evenings. Living in Oakmont a plus. Must be experienced. References upon request. Call Elva at 650-669-1951 or Call us today at 843-3838.


If you could buy Nuclear, Coal or Solar Power at the same price, which would you buy? Call me and let’s save the environment one home at a time. No cost out of pocket, free consultation, maintenance and warranty. Now is the time, 547-7661,


Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454.


A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call the reservations. Plus Babe is on the road again for local doctor visits, shopping, etc. Call Jacque at 545-2850.


Warming Trends has been cleaning, servicing and installing fireplaces, stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.


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…is owned by the Oakmont Village Association which, through its board, sets editorial policy. The OVA has contracted with CJM Productions to handle typesetting, layout, printing and free distribution of the Oakmont News, the latter by U.S. mail, to each home via 3rd class mail. CJM Productions also handles advertising for the Oakmont News. CJM Productions and the Oakmont Village Association assume no responsibility for the content of any ads that appear in the Oakmont News nor do we endorse or recommend any product or service advertised herein. CA law requires all CA licensed contractors to list their license number in their service advertisements. CA law also requires contractors performing work totaling $500+ (incl. materials & labor) must be licensed by the Contractor State License Board (CSLB) to work in California. For information contact the Contractor’s State License Board at


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: / Info E-mail: Website: OVA Members-Only Page: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$50 ea Guest access card..................................$25 ea Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

Blood Pressure clinic

Wed 10:30 AM–12 PM, Berger Center, Room D. Contact: Del Baker 539-1657.

Bulletin Boards

ova event notices There are three OVA bulletin boards, one at each recreation center, where OVA events can be posted. Please bring in notices to the Events Coordinator at the OVA Office. Size is limited to 8.5"x5.5". for sale, for rent and want to buy board Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office. Cards are posted on Thursdays and must be received by noon. The bulletin board for these items is located outside the Central (Berger) Auditorium. “For Sale” and “Want to Buy” items are posted for 30 days. “For Rent” cards are posted for 60 days. Please notify the OVA office at 539-1611 if you would like your card removed before the posting term ends.


Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone 538-4293 or by E-mail wallyschilpp1@ if you would like to have published in the Oakmont News the name and date of death of your loved one.


The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.

maintenance Office

oakmont News

Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–4 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only) n

COORDINATOR May 16–31 Marianne Neufeld 528-0161 June 1–15 Susan Mullaly 539-1328

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 528-0161. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Please call the Volunteer Coordinator listed here, 9 AM–5 PM, Mon.–Fri. Rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability. No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.

Lost & found

Located in the OVA office. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.

Hours: M–F 9 AM–Noon, and 1–4 PM Tel 539-5810 6572 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A (for Association Maintained Homes)

2015-2016 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Frank Batchelor, President Andie Altman, Vice President Elke Strunka, Treasurer John R Felton, Secretary Bob Giddings, Director Alan Scott, Director L. G. “Herm” Hermann, Director


SUMMER SCHEDULE: Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 8 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or an adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day.

Goodwill Donation Truck

First Saturday of each month, Berger Parking Lot, 9 AM–1 PM.

Loaner equipment

The OVA office has a form listing Oakmont residents who lend out items such as baby furniture and sick room equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.).

For more info on signing up contact OVA at 539-1611 or email Oakmontcommunitygarden@


Call Oak Creek RV & Storage, P.O. Box 2246, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 707-538-3230

CityBus #16 bus takes residents to 5 different shopping centers weekday mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. n

OVA Board Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month—1 pm* in the Berger Center *All residents of Oakmont are welcome.

The Board of Directors of Oakmont Village Association reserves the right to select those articles submitted for publication that seem appropriate to the purpose of this association.


(Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) Helps seniors with Medicare-related questions. By appointment only. 1-800-434-0222. Berger Center, Room D, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1–4 PM.

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont n

Association Manager Cassie Turner

oakmont community garden on stonebridge


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.

OAS Management Company

n Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma.

Schedules available at OVA office.

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go the Member’s Only webpage and click on the link to join the E-mail list.


The Oakmont News / May 15, 2015

Oakmont Law Offices of Edward Bernard Where Your Legal Needs Are As Individual As You Are

• Licensed in California & Nevada • 25 years experience • Trusts & Estates • No charge for initial consultation 6637 Oakmont Drive Suite B (in Umpqua Bank building)


Free Educational Series for Seniors Join Us! In-Home Care: New regulations and Licensing updates SPEAKERS:

Gabriella Ambrosi, CEO and Stan Lawson, CFO

When: Monday, May 18, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Location: Sequoia Senior Solutions Conference Room 6572 Oakmont Drive, Suite E

RSVP (707) 539-0500

Some of Our Services: n n n n n n

Caring Companionship Meal Planning and Preparation Transportation and Errands Light Housekeeping Medication Reminders Assistance with Bathing and Grooming

Providing specialized care in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Arthritis and Hospice | | Call us today for a free assessment at (707) 539-0500

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Oakmont News for May 15, 2015